A Singles’ Dating Convention member sent this to me: “I’ve recently joined a different singles’ site and am running into the same issue I’ve had with the previous ones I’ve been involved in.It seems that somehow my profile targets only those that are looking for money, or are spam. For example, the other night I got a message from a lady on Plenty Of and responded to her and then she quickly responded giving me her Yahoo screen name to IM her.Online dating can be difficult for women The AARP also says that seniors are a common target of these scams.Again, both men and women can and have fallen victim to online dating scammers, but women tend to be targeted more aggressively.
They are relentless marketers, as this is a job for them.
Anyone can be the target and victim of these scams—men, women, young, old, gay, straight, white, black, Asian, Hispanic… But the FBI states that women who are “over 40, divorced, widowed, and/or disabled” are prime targets for scammers.
If you fall into this category, be especially wary of people that you meet through dating websites.
If a single you’ve contacted can’t answer basic questions, just gives you one or two-word answers, or gets angry that you’ve questioned if they’re legitimate or not, then move on.
In August, a British man was sent to jail after defrauding two women of over £300,000 (5,300) through online dating sites.
Most fake profiles don’t take time to fill in all the sections, or have trouble with correct grammar, or even basic English.