Dating scams are grabbing more and more young men by the wallet than ever before. Scammers know that some people enjoy have a little anonymity when they seek out their thrills, and because of this they have a direct line in to your personal information and even your money.
There are several things that you can do however to ensure that you do not get taking for the wrong kind of ride.
If you are looking for a love connection through a process that requires you to use a credit card you need to only shop through a reputable site.
Many site users offer a ton of candid feedback, both on the consumer aspect of meeting people, and on the quality of people that you can meet through a particular site. Taking the time to read this consumer information can save you time, money and frustration.
The second thing that you should do is to trust your instincts, not the excitement that is generated by the sexy pictures that a particular site hosts.
If it feel wrong it likely is. Many scammers make sure to post a lot of titillating images to side track users into thinking with the wrong head.
If you have been scammed, do people like yourself a favor and make sure to make the pertinent details known. While you take advantage of the feedback provided by others, it is important that you let people know when you have gotten bad value for your money, or had your personal information stolen.
Doing so will stop scammers, and keep a relatively clean market for the services that you like to use.
There are also numerous social networking sites that are reputable and well known. While these may seem like one of the last places that you want to go to find new dates, more and more people are choosing this safe, free alternative.
Often these can be some of the best ways to build friendships or seek out romantic encounters. There is far less risk involved when you are using these, and some even allow for a bit of relative anonymity.
Internet Dating Money Order Scams
Internet dating money order scams are similar to the email shams that are sent out. With the date scheme, as is the same with the email shams, the purpose is to get dollars from the person or other payments. Internet dating scams will begin with a person contacting another person through a relationship site.
The scammer will get to know the other person, talking with them through the adult site, Getting to know them better and gaining their trust. However, at some point the chatting and messaging will no longer take place on the date site and will move to talking through email or even by phone. The scammer will continue to gain the person’s trust and further the relationship.
Once the trust is gained and the person thinks that they and the scammer are in a relationship of sorts, the scammer will begin asking for dollars. These may be small amounts at first, nothing to large. Small amounts that the person would be willing to give out. There will be different reasons for the need, such as a health reason or came into tough times and they need just a little to get by.
The person does so, because they believe they are in a relationship and trust the person. Once they have given small amounts, the scammer will begin asking for larger amounts, such as to buy a plain ticket to see the person. The person will believe they will be seeing their love and give them the dollars. Only after the person never shows will they realize that they have been taken.