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Jane*, a middle-aged woman from Warwickshire, had a lucky escape a few years ago when she very nearly handed over a sizeable sum of money to an online scammer who did in fact claim to be an engineer.Her interest was initially piqued when he seemed to have a similar background and heritage to her and they chatted for almost two months, often exchanging messages for at least two hours an evening.He presents himself as a widower, with a degree and of average height (5’10”).He is most likely to have a career in engineering, has no interest in politics, a full head of light brown hair, and the photos are often taken at a slight distance.
Con artists are increasingly creating fake online profiles and tricking people on dating sites into handing over often large sums of money.So what can you do to avoid being a victim of an online dating scam?Jane advises meeting up with someone sooner rather than later - more often than not, scammers are based abroad and won’t be able to meet you.The brand new simple dating application Tinder continues to be throughout the news these days, therefore I planned to learn personally what the big deal was was all about. So, anyhow I created my user profile and got started out. You’ve got 500 charactersor fewer to inform prospective dates what you’re exactly about. Just how can people give an appealing detailed description of themselves that quickly?