Here are the four most common dating scams and what you can do to avoid them.
Just like face-to-face dating, singles online try to put their best foot forward.
If you’re concerned about the person’s age ask him/her to send a recent photo.
(Realize, of course, that the “recent” picture they send may not truly be recent — or it may not even be a picture of your “date.”) Also, protect yourself from people who might be emotionally unstable.
Until you get to know your date better, conceal your personal information, agree to meet only in public and always let a friend know where you will be.
Online Dating Magazine suggests these tactics: An MSNBC article found one third of men dating online are married!
Although some of these scams are certainly predictable, others are less so (especially the third and fourth scams).
Naturally, we offer tips to help you protect yourself from these online dating scams.
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