How to spot scammers on dating sites

If you see row after row of identical messages it warrants further investigation Scammers want to move their victims away from regulated and moderated environments like the inbox of a dating site and into the wild of Skype or email conversations as quickly as possible.They know that it’s only a matter of time before the moderation process of their site of choice catches up with them and as such their very first message to a potential victim will often contain instructions on how to communicate with the outside of the site.

Most scammers will send out waves of generic messages to multiple people in a very short timespan.More sophisticated scammers might pace their outreach, but looking through the message history should quickly reveal the difference between a real user and a fake profile.But to dig deeper you need to look at the message content.By reading and tracking private messages sent by scammers on online dating sites, you will see two primary recurring patterns.Female profiles will almost always mention or hint at them being the perfect house wife, who loves cooking, taking care of kids and making their man happy.

The male profiles will emphasize that they are family oriented, successful and loyal.

While it’s bad news that optimized messaging used for scamming is spread, it’s good news for those of us trying to spot the romance scam profiles as we can search for known patterns in the language used.

Here are some examples of language and wordings often used by romance scammers on online dating sites: Language is a great way to do a cursory check for scammers on your site.

The scammers often use their claimed profession as part of their scheme to lure money out of potential victims.

A very common ruse that the scammers use to get money out of their victims is claiming that they are stuck in a contract and need money to buy their way out.

As such they are putting a lot of effort into making sure that their “offering” is as perfect as it can be, for their target prey.