Three Scams to Avoid
There are three different dating service scams that you need to be aware of in order to keep yourself safe. Our reviews detail which ones are real, but it doesn’t hurt to arm yourself with additional knowledge.
We’ll go into what each of these scams is, and how to make sure you’re protected from the effects of these scams.
1: The Advertisement Switch
This scam is just what it sounds like, but it can be pretty difficult to spot if you’ve never seen it before. Basically, this site looks like any other dating service site with a bunch of women in it, but it’s a lie.
Instead of women, the site will only have a bunch of links to advertisements. Sometimes they’ll be urging you to go to porn sites, and sometimes they’ll be trying to sell you products. One common version is where the girls attempt to get you to watch them on cam sites, boosting their views and giving them money in return.
2. The Credit Card Swipe
Some online dating services scams are clever, and they go beyond simply selling you a worthless product. These scams are actively trying to get your money, and they’re unscrupulous.
When you cancel your subscription to a dating service, make sure you’re extremely vigilant in checking your credit card report to make sure you’re not still being charged.
3. The Crafty Woman
Not all Internet dating scams are websites. One of the trickiest to spot at first is the scam that’s actually a woman, who’s attempting to get her hands on your money by taking advantage of your pity.
This happens mostly when you’re meeting a new woman and she seems very enthusiastic about meeting you, but she starts dropping some hints about certain things.
One of these is that she’ll claim to be out of town, and need help getting back home. Don’t give her money, and don’t ever pay a woman who says she needs money or a plane or train ticket to come and see you.
This is a very common romance scam, and one you’ll have to learn to avoid.