Scammers or fraudsters may be on dating sites and social networks setting up fake profiles.
Scammers may pose using fake pictures and claiming to be from New Zealand or working overseas.
The profiles first go through automated screening software, which flags both traits in the profile, such as certain ethnicities, and things that aren't visible in the profile, such as certain IP addresses and even certain passwords that scammers seem to like more than other people.
Then a person on staff looks through the flagged profiles and decides whom to ban, Velasquez says.
Successful scammers are good at grooming you; they ask lots of questions about what you want in your life.
They will be thoughtful, caring and ‘looking for a soul mate’. Once they’ve taken all they can, your new love will disappear and your money will be gone.
He spoke with what she thought was a British accent and his picture on Facebook portrayed a nice-looking man with graying hair and a beard.Repetition and familiarity, together with arousal from emotional and perhaps sexual intimacy in messages, will begin to wear down the victim’s defences.The victim often discloses a lot of personal information.Lovin' God Scammers are mostly Catholic, or at least they say they are.Eighty-two percent of banned Seeking Arrangement profiles say they're Catholic and religion was the most common trait among fraudulent accounts.