Dating scammer pictures
'They are catfishing [stealing] existing photos from social media, so they pick pictures they know will resonate with their target audience,' a spokesperson for Scamalytics told FEMAIL.'The women's photos tend to be rather booby, pouty selfies whereas the men's are often taken by someone else (as they are photos of men in their late forties, who are unlikely to take selfies).' Read on for our top tips to avoid being scammed on dating sites.- Stay chatting to people using the online dating site's messenger function.
Scammers will try to get you off the site, so your conversation isn't monitored- Be wary if someone is using very flowery or overly romantic language on their profile- Use Google's reverse image search to check where a photo is used elsewhere on the web.
If the victim is cooperative, other money requests can be made as well: to pay for the ladys English lessons, to help out with rent or home repairs, to help with small medical emergencies, and so on.
It is not uncommon for the Translation Scammers to use Travel Scam tricks as well, inviting the victim to help the lady financially with the arrangements for the personal meeting.
He is described as widowed, works in engineering, is average height - 5ft 10in - and again has no political leanings.
His body type is described as average, and photos used are often taken from a distance, and simply wearing a button down shirt.
Other victims tell about their intentions to post information online to the scammer, and the scammer uses psychological pressure (threats, appeals for mercy, sob stories) to talk the victim out of taking any action.
And even if the person is confirmed to be real, you are anything but safe from a scam.
Many real people use their real information to scam people online.
Only this time, this lady supposedly does not speak English and does not have access to Internet at all, so she is using services of some Translation Agency or Internet Agency to help her with her correspondence.
The scammers (who play both the lady and the translation agency) milk all men interested in correspondence with this lady for money for translation services for as long as possible.
If any matches are provided, you can read through them carefully to see if it is a true match or just a coincidence.