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.
It’s a numbers game and they have tons of fake profiles all over the Internet to be worrying about.
Especially, if someone flags them and has their account deleted, they have to create a whole new account.
Here are some warning signs that an online love interest might be a fake.
They ask you to: Did you know you can do an image search of your love interest’s photo in your favorite search engine?
Scammers create fake online profiles using photos of other people — even stolen pictures of real military personnel. And they tug at your heartstrings with made-up stories about how they need money — for emergencies, hospital bills, or travel. Here’s how it works: The scammers set up dating profiles to meet potential victims.
Too many women have fake profiles that are used for making money, i.e., directing men to paid porn sites or personal Web sites or just asking men outright for money.Verified, Schmerified Beware of the “verified” profiles that some sites tout.Even some of the more clever fake profiles can get “verified” by using a friend’s credit card.The issue of the fake online dating profile continues to escalate like a hurricane, and drown all the real singles out there in online dating land. The issue remains that the anonymity of online dating has opened the flood gates of liars, thieves, cheats, and the sex industry looking to make a quick buck any way they can.So, how can singles wade through the muck and find true love?