4 Things You Might Be Doing To Attract Online Dating Scammers

4 Things You Might Be Doing To Attract Online Dating Scammers

Scammers are very good at picking out their targets. They don't choose people who seem very confident. They will not waste time attempting to scam a person who peppers them with questions constantly. They are completely aware that these kinds of people cannot be easily scammed. This article outlines 4 things that you might be doing to attract online dating scammers.

1. You say you're eager to get married

An online dating scammer will pick up on the slightest desperation you have to find true love and get married quickly and use it to his advantage. He will play the perfect man and make you fall in love with him before you know what's happened. A scammer knows just what he has to say to appear to be the man you've always been searching for. He will easily lie and say that he's never felt this way about anyone before, that he wants to get married, and have children.

2. You talk about your possessions and vacations

You might be proud of yourself for creating a life that you love, but talking about certain things with people you don't know is probably a bad idea. It's a bad idea to let anyone online know that you travel numerous times a year, are able to buy the latest and greatest gadgets, and own two homes. When a scammer realizes that you have money, you become a target. Instead of talking about the 3 vacations you've been able to take so far this year, just say that you enjoy traveling when you can.

3. You talk about how your ex did you wrong

When you are open about your past relationships and talk about how your ex treated you badly, you give a scammer exactly what he needs to appear to be a fabulous man that you want to be with and will do anything for. He will be the exact opposite of your ex. A scammer is willing to put the time into a relationship when he knows he will get something out of it.

4. You are too trusting

If you assume that everyone who is online dating is actually looking for love, you're being naïve. Many people on online dating sites are not there to find true love. They might be looking for sexual encounters or to scam you out of your money. Don't automatically believe everything everyone tells you. If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. If you think you've met a model who travels constantly, you probably haven't. If the man you've been talking to for ten days says he suddenly has a financial emergency, he likely doesn't. Don't be afraid to ask questions. If you get a funny feeling about something, ask him about it. Don't simply take his word for it without exploring more.

When you're online dating you need to be aware that scammers are out there and you will run into at least one. No one is immune from running into an online scammer, but you can control the amount of time you spend with them. By learning to avoid attracting scammers and learning to spot scammers your online dating experience will be more successful.

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