The person pretends to get to know you and like you. Steer clear of any date that asks you to send her money.

At some point “she” asks for money, sometimes in order to come visit you or because someone is ill. Finally, if a person’s emails don’t seem to be following earlier conversations or contradict things that were already said, it could be your “dream date” is using a scripted seduction, copied from a previous target.

(We don’t know the statistics for women.) Although it’s often very difficult to know whether or not someone is married, here are four tips to help you spot the warning signs: Some online dating scams aren’t dates at all, but a scam to hit you up with marketing emails or other spam.

Dating scams are probably as old as civilization itself.

But like all things driven down the information super highway, online dating is one way dating scams have picked up speed.

Watch for the warning signs we described above, and check out this article for more info on avoiding online dating scams.

Also, the third scam victim’s story here is a good example of the fourth online dating scam.

After they form a “relationship,” they come up with reasons to ask their love interest to set up a new bank account.

The scammers transfer stolen money into the new account, and then tell their victims to wire the money out of the country.

However, before we begin, you may want to spend a moment looking at this week’s most popular articles from our other sites: Is Identity Theft Really Like the Commercials Show It?

Identity theft is no laughing matter — prevention involves knowing what measures to take and putting those measures into action.

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