They won’t admit it, but I have personally seen some of the smaller or more obscure dating sites ‘pad’ the website with fake profiles and even go so far as to send a message to their members from this ‘fake’ person in the hopes of generating more activity on the site.The larger, more well known dating sites have no reason to do this and generally have employees whose job it is to monitor new accounts and weed out the spammers and the scammers.Believe it or not, another common red flag is if someone say they are a widower with no children, or adult children.Apparently scammers think is more appealing to women than a divorced man might be, or a never-married single man in his 40’s.Our moderation team manually check photos and personal ads across the site and a built-in screening system helps identify suspicious accounts, remove them and prevent re-registration.
If you suspect someone of being a spammer or scammer, make sure that you report them immediately to the website’s support team. There are all kinds of reasons that a real person may not answer your messages and many of them have nothing to do with you personally.
Dating and romance scams often take place through online dating websites, but scammers may also use social media or email to make contact.
They have even been known to telephone their victims as a first introduction.
The Question“How do you know that the profile is for real and not something made up to get you to join the online dating site?
I would get lots of emails from a dating site so I would join it, and then the emails just stop. ”– Anonymous The Honest Answer To avoid online dating scams, your best bet is to stick with the major online dating sites that have been around for a few years and have a large member base.