The scammer's story could be very emotional and easily gain sympathy and affection from the victim.
The scammer gradually lures the victim away from the messaging channels provided by the dating website towards external means such as personal emails, instant messaging, telephone calls, or even webcam (this is the scary part.
The scammer keeps asking for money until the victim can't afford or the fraud is perceived.
Note that the scammers steal attractive photos from other websites, so these photos have nothing to do with these scammers.
The real people of these photos are also victims of romance scam.
How to identify red flags in a profile or message Scam profiles or messages share characteristics that can be generalized.
Here is a list that I summarized from the scam profiles and messages on my site.
Scammers Profiles are made up of these attributes: Educate yourself about online dating scams and help yourself to know how to prevent it from happening to you.Next time when you use an online dating service, I hope you would be able to judge by yourself the credibility of profiles and messages.Dating Scam Profile examples I am emotional and passionate, open and kind, very serious about life. I am a good hostess, kind and communicable person, with good sense of humor, but have serious attitude to life, very vulnerable, also I am reliable, responsible and careful. Don't fall for it." Google Trends shows that online dating is getting popular. Anyone asking for money online, when you have never met them in person, is pretty much a scam.As a result, the number of romance scams as well as victims are on the rise.