USEFUL TIPS TO AVOID DATING SCAMS

By L.a.

USEFUL TIPS TO AVOID DATING SCAMS
How to avoid scammers on dating app

According to a statistic of Dating Site Reviews, in the past there years, users in America and Canada lost $1 billion on scamming. Also, it is estimated that there were 25.000 scammers on dating apps at any time users were online.  Moreover, Dating Site Reviews stated that 1 out of 7 profiles is fraudulent. Because of that, more than one million users become the victim of romance scams in the USA.

However, do not consider scamming as a very big barrier which prevents you from finding your soulmate as well as the opportunity to love and feel loved.

Here are some tips for you:

I. How to recognize the scammer on a dating site

1. The profile photos

Do not just focus on hot, sexy, stunning photo profiles.

After having a survey with the customer service staff of Mingle2, we realized that most of the scammers used attractive, gorgeous photos for their avatar.

In a topic on Quora, Ashlie Crozier, a victim of scamming, wrote that her scammer sent her tons of photos of a model.

In addition, Chen Xiaoli of  Shanghai Daily stated that in Shenzhen, a 42-year-old woman used her makeup skills to look younger. Then, she defrauded her boyfriend of US $1 million.

From these two examples, we find that scammers usually use photoshop, makeup skill, and beauty filters to trick the victim. For users of online dating sites, especially Mingle2, remember to be watchful over the hot, sexy, stunning photo profiles.

2. Scammer’s stories

After a short conversation, the scammers will take action.

Account James Rosten shared on Quora: “Scammers use whatever supports their stories, and whatever is available to them” for their final purpose. James told that his friend was scammed by a man who pretended to be the United States Air Force General. That man said that he was in Afghanistan and claimed that his wife had died in a car accident along with his two daughters 15 years previous. Eventually, she sent him $1000.

Additionally, the support team of Mingle2 also give us some example of stories of scammers.  For instance, some of them ask the victims for money to have a sex chat with them and others want a plane ticket for a real-life date and so forth.

So, if someone directly or indirectly mention money, you should stop contacting them.

II. What should you do when you face scamming on dating sites?

 

When you think someone is a scammer or using a fake profile, besides stopping keeping in touch with them, you should report them and bring the matter to the support team’s attention.

The support team will highly appreciate you if you send them the information about the scammers. It can keep their community clean and safe for other users.

III. Tips for yourself to avoid fraud on dating site

1. Do not share your private information.

When you enter a dating site or a dating app, sharing the real information about your age, name, marriage status is very helpful because the app will choose the suitable matches to show you. Then, you can find your soulmate easier.

However, for the confidential information such as phone number, ID, please do not mention them on your profile.  According to Laura Shin – a Forbes staff,  if you use a cell phone and you register a social network, the bank website, and other web services, the hacker can steal your money, get your sensitive information and blackmail you. That is the reason why we highly recommend you should not move to another site so early.

2. Do not move to other chat sites so early

Most of the scamming cases take place on another site, not the original dating site. A customer service staff declared that most of the users reported that they were scammed on other sites such as Whatsapp, Hangouts…

For him, users on dating app should take time to know more about their match first. Then, both can move to another site when they are closers. Because some sites ask for the phone number, this will reveal private information and is a bit dangerous.

3. Take full advantage of the advanced features.

In fact, not many scammers will spend money on paying for advanced features on dating app, so if you are upgrading your account, you reduce your risk of being scammed. For example, some apps like  Date in Asia, they offer the Premium Lounge for the Power Account users. With this room, the user can chat, connect and match with 100% real users who have the hunger for finding a serious relationship.

In short, it is not easy to find someone who truly understands you, so just be patient. There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved. With these tips, Mingle2 hope that you will have more useful information to find your true love.

13 comments On USEFUL TIPS TO AVOID DATING SCAMS

  • I singed up on this site eve since I have been told my photo is regeted ,is my photo am not a robot .
    I just begin to feel the site is a scam

  • Someone has created fake account by using my number.. can u guys please delete that account . User id is anu076535

  • There are so much internet scammers especially on dating sites. I was scammed on a dating site last year, couldn’t let it go because I borrowed the money and it was a huge amount of money. Contacted all I was asked to and still couldn’t get the scammer. Had no choice than to hire an international recovery company *Rex Wealth Recovery * [1] who saved me from debts. Learnt my lesson never to give out money to anyone on dating sites after all I went through..I recommend them if you are having the same issue, Info @ rexwealthrecovery . com

  • romance scam is real! fortunately we all see the signs but most times choose to ignore them, i was fleeced by an African scammer, it was a chunk of my retirement benefits, i was lucky to get a significant sum back with the aid of help from assetsreclaim.com

  • It is a wonderful article stating about useful tips to avoid dating scams. It is one of the best options to read from here in detail. I would go for this site even in future when needed. Great blog indeed, will visit again future to read more!!

  • Oh really? It’s not just me must be a lot of individual who seek for your quick action for the scammers and fake accounts, then you told me that you are not responsible for any problems that we got in your site. You’re team were not welcoming in terms of handling this case. A lot of members are harassed, scammed, traumatized and yet you did nothing and tolerated these numerous posers.

  • Two asian women one in HK and a business woman, and another in SG as an accountant. Both I thought were in either the UK or New Zealand as I was looking for a travel buddy. Both said they had been to the UK /NZ for business. The first came allegedly to the UK for business but had to return to HK due to covid . Yeah right !!

    Next up they wanted my WhatsApp. So we chatted. They seemed nice people, until the first, in HK, wanted me to invest with her Bitcoin investment. Saying crap like we can make money together and then love and be together. I did see her photos and a short video, but of course this could have been anyone. Her HK phone number was ok, but her reluctance to be live on video is always suspicious.

    The second, from Singapore, was apparently in NZ for business (thats where I found her posting), but back in SG. No mention for a week about bitcoins then suddenly this morning up it came in conversation. It was a quick bye and block. She did go on video chat for 30 seconds last night but had a cleansing face mask on and could not speak. No girl would want to be seen in a mask but this gave an excuse not to speak .

    Finally, I checked girl 2 out and her phone number was located in NORTH KOREA !!! When I asked her about this, she said it was a company phone. What !! Accountants buying 2nd hand phones from NK ??? I was not born yesterday !!

  • hey mingle!
    why did you ban my account?
    what it is the reson?
    is it any chance of remove ban from my account.?

  • I read in the post that 1 out of 7 are scams. I helped shut 9 dating sites this year. My count 75% scams. Some of the site even the owners and managers of the sites were using info from messages to scam. it takes mere minutes to do a google picture search. when You do once, it gets easier and easier and before You know it, a scam can’t touch You! Do the search before You chat with them, but remember, google is not perfect take care of what You say and how You say it! You can hurt someone badly with wrong info. Some sites protect the privacy of profile pictures very strongly, Just use Your ingenuity.
    A scammer will take the food out of the mouth of a Baby. If someone is truly interested in You they will not ask You to break the golden Rules or get mad at You for wanting proof of life. Been There, Done that and I learned.

  • My whole time on Mingle 2 I was approached several times asking for money. One was a Wills Scott and another was Alexander Smith. I have pictures of them both. Closed my account because of it.

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