His picture looks like he's a nice guy, and he's so cute. While many couples meet, date and even marry through online sites, not all online encounters lead to wedded bliss, and some can lead to financial or emotional disaster.
She's really young and sexy, and she said she wanted to meet you. Sadly, these con artists don't wear signs telling you to beware and run the other direction.
The best way to spot con artists through their profiles is to scrutinize the content.
Here are some things to watch for: Men Targeting Women: It's not unusual for these men to claim to be widowed, and frequently they will claim to have one young child (a son about eight years old seems to be common, for some reason, but it can be any age).
Does the profile specifically say they are an American Citizen? The reason is, real American Citizens don't go around identifying themselves that way.
That is an abnormal statement, and therefore, a red flag.
Be advised, the 'son' or elderly parent doesn't exist, and neither does Mr. The con artist mentions the fake son or other relative to lay the groundwork for conning you out of money. The rest of the profile can be written quite excellently - the reason is, they have cut and pasted paragraphs from real profiles and these are used to build the 'fake' profiles.
They are quite good at appearing honest and innocent, and extremely skilled in conning people out of their money, their virtue and their dignity.Here are some common tricks used by professional scammers, and ways to avoid getting into their traps.