But while online dating may be a great way to find your soul mate, you’ll be confronted with thousands of candidates.
And, like many other online offerings, the "product" received may not always be what was advertised.
It’s time efficient - simply go online in the comfort of your own home and view hundreds of potential partners on any number of dating websites catering for every possible taste.
And it’s convenient - you can narrow the search for a partner by listing what you will and won’t put up with.
Because the bogus requests are urgent – for medical emergencies, crime victimization, etc.
– many victims send money, usually overseas, and then are repeatedly asked for more money.
Like other scams, internet dating scams are based on trust.
The scammer or con artist becomes your friend, earns your trust, or even gets you to “fall” for them before they blindside you with requests for money.Also avoid people that disclose too much, whether it’s a recent staph infection, bankruptcy or bad breakup.And Mc Dermott recommends steering clear of people who don’t have kids but use undue space in their profile soliciting information about the age and sex of your children.It’s illogical, irrational and out of our conscious control because it works on a primitive level based largely on whether your body wants to get close to theirs (which is why you don’t know if you’ve got it until you meet in person).The list goes out the window when chemistry walks into our lives and so it should.According to the FBI, romance scams and similar confidence scams cost consumers more money than any other kind of Internet fraud.