If you've used a dating site or app like Ok Cupid or Tinder, you'll have noticed the hundreds of fake profiles that exist on the sites, seemingly designed to make you hand over your profile to scammers.Dating sites are, thankfully, getting better at spotting who is using their service to send thousands of spam messages.Think his online dating profile sounds too good to be true?There's reason to be suspect: Most people are dishonest on dating sites.The author claims that someone who operates the scam can earn up to ,000 (£9,700) every month if they operate the dating scam full-time.Here's the overview of Adhrann's scamming guide: Adhrann advises people following his guide to take care in the way they set up their dating site profile.Then they will ask the target for thousands of dollars in order to run away and escape forever.That's the final step, as the scammers leave with thousands of dollars, and the storyline has finished.
Up until now, scammers were instructed to turn down any requests for a Skype call, but if the target insists, then they should ask him to pay for a webcam.
Scammers are told to use a female partner for the video call part of the process, but there are guidelines on what they should look like: If a scammer is successful here, and managed to con the target out of money for a webcam, or other small amounts, then they may attempt the riskiest part of the process, known as the "pause." Scammers are instructed to stage an altercation over webcam, and then cease contact.
After a week, scammers are told to call the target and claim that their "husband/father/pimp/whoever" got "drunk/high/whatever" and attacked them.
You have stories to tell, and passions to share, and things to talk about that are more interesting than the weather.
Get noticed for who you are, not what you look like.
So how do you know if someone is trying to scam you?