Mark Brooks of Online Personals Watch works with many online dating sites - and says that all of them are plagued by fake profiles, scammers and criminals looking for money, not love.
A few simple steps can help ensure you don't fall for a fake...
Those listing the 2012 Ben Affleck-directed drama among their favourite films receive almost twice as many ( 90%) messages than the average eharmony member.
Other attractive films – for both genders – include may be thought of as one of the greatest films ever made but it isn’t a hit with online daters, with fans seeing a 19% reduction in messages.
A few simple steps can help ensure you don’t fall for a fake…
Q: Is there an easy way to spot scammers from ‘normal’ daters? If scammers have made it onto a dating site, its because the profile looks normal. If they want you to get off the dating site asap – and communicate by email, say – that’s a sign. Older women, because its tough to find a hot older gentleman. Bear in mind that its the scammers job to get users off the site asap.
All dating sites have to suppress and deal with fraud. Q: If you are creating your own profile, is there anything that might make you a target? They’re looking for some sign of gullibility among people who are likely to have some savings. People who are generous, vulnerable, of-faith and fighting poor odds of finding a partner are ideal. In general I recommend people chat for a short while, and then jump onto a video date anyway. I don’t think anyone should put more than half an hour of time into communication without doing a video or real life date. They want to get into direct email or Skype or phone contact asap.
By applying our 18 dimensions of compatibility to the data, we uncovered some intriguing insights.
With its complex storyline and adventurous themes, you won’t be surprised to learn that fans of Admirers of the classic mob movie score higher than average in athleticism, intellectual curiosity, and intelligence.
It used to be easy to just Google phrases – criminals often reused them – but now it is less so. Q: What should I do if I suspect someone IS a scammer? That’s a red flag and is usually picked up by dating sites auto-detection systems. But the scammers know better to use that word on dating sites now. Its exhausting, and most victims just want to put the entire event behind them.