Scam Information

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Scammers take advantage of people looking for romantic partners, often through dating sites, apps or social media by pretending to be potential companions. They play on emotional triggers to get your money, gifts or personal details. 

How the scam works

Dating scams often take place through meeting places like Tinder, Filipino cupid, Global dating etc, but scammers can also use social media or email to get in touch. They have even been known to call their victims as a first introduction. These scams are also known as "catfishing". 

Scammers usually create fake online profiles designed to lure you in. They can use a fictitious name and look like real, for example, reliable people like military personnel, aid workers or professionals working abroad.

Scammers on dating sites will express strong feelings for you in a relatively short time and will suggest that you move the relationship away from the site to a more private channel, such as Whatsap, Hangout, Skype or others. They often claim to be from the United States or another western country, travel or work abroad.

Scammers will work to gain your interest and trust, such as showering you with loving words, sharing personal information and even sending you gifts. It can take months to build what feels like the romance of life, and can even pretend to book flights to visit you, but in fact never comes. 

Once they have gained your confidence and your defense is down, they will ask you (either subtly or directly) for money, gifts or your bank / credit card details. They may also ask you to send pictures or videos of yourself, possibly of an intimate nature. 

Often, the scammer pretends to need the money for some kind of personal crisis. For example, they may claim to have a seriously ill family member in need of immediate medical attention, such as a costly operation, or they may claim financial amounts due to an unfortunate situation personally or as a company. 95% of the time it's just a lie to make you send money via Western Union or others. The scammer may also claim that he or she will travel to visit you, but cannot afford this and then initiate a conversation to make you cover travel expenses. Never send money !!, book flight / hotel yourself. So that you have the right of management and can cancel and get money back from airline / hotel.  

Sometimes the scammer will send you valuable things like laptops and cell phones and ask you to send them on. They will do everything to make you understand why they need you to send the goods, but this is just a way for them to cover up their criminal activity. Alternatively, they can ask you to buy the items yourself and ship them somewhere. You may even be asked to receive money to your bank account and then transfer it to someone else.  

Warning - the above scenarios are likely to be forms of money laundering that are a criminal offense. Never accept money and pass on to others !!.     

Sometimes the scammer will tell you about the large amount of money or gold they need to move out of their country and offer you part of it. They will tell you that they need your money to cover administrative fees or taxes.   

Fraudsters with dating can also pose a risk to your personal safety, as they are often part of international criminal networks. Scammers can try to lure their victims abroad and lead you into dangerous situations that can have tragic consequences.    

No matter how you get scammed, you could end up losing a lot of money. Dating scams Worldwide population for millions every year. The money you send to scammers is almost always impossible to recover, and in addition, you can feel long lasting emotional betrayal at the hands of someone you thought loved you. 

Warning signs

  1. You meet someone online and after just a few messages they confess strong feelings for you and ask to chat with you in private. If you meet on a dating site, they will try to move you away from the site and communicate via chat or email.  
  2. Their profile on the dating page or Facebook page does not match what they tell you. For example , their profile picture looks different than the description of themselves, or they say they are college educated, but that English is poor.      
  3. After gaining the trust - often waiting weeks, months or even years - they tell you a comprehensive story and ask for money, gifts or your bank account / credit card information.    
  4. Their messages are often poorly written, vague and quickly escalate from introduction to love.
  5. If you do not send money right away, messages and calls will be more desperate, persistent or direct. If you send money, then they will continue to ask you to send more money.     
  6. They do not keep their promises and always have an excuse why they cannot travel to meet you and why they always need more money.

Protect yourself

  1. Never send money to someone you have not personally met and have spent months with.
  2. Always consider the possibility that the approach may be a fraud, especially if the warning signs listed above are displayed. Try to remove the emotion from your decision no matter how caring or persistent the "potential partner" is. 
  3. Do a photo search of your admirer to find out if they really are who they say they are, use TinEye
  4. Watch out for things like spelling and grammar errors, discrepancies in their stories, and other signs that it's a scam why their web camera never works if you want to have Video call.
  5. Be careful when sharing personal photos or videos with potential partners, especially if you have never met them before. Scammers are known to extort their goals with the help of compromising material. 
  6. If you agree to meet a potential partner in person, tell family and friends where you are going. Global Dating strongly recommends that you do not travel abroad to meet someone you have never met before.  
  7. Watch out for money requests. Never send money or provide credit card information to anyone, never send information or copies of important personal documents to anyone you do not know or trust. 
  8. Avoid any scheme with a stranger requesting pre-payment by money order, bank transfer, international money transfer, prepaid card or electronic currency, such as Bitcoin. It is rare to collect money sent this way. 
  9. Do not accept transferring money to anyone else: money laundering is a criminal offense.
  10. Be very careful about how much personal information you share on social networking sites. Scammers can use your information and photos to create a fake identity or to target a scam.