Are You Chatting Online With A Scammer?

Are You Chatting Online With A Scammer?

Female Romance ScammerContrary to what many people think, a romance scam is not as easy to detect as what you may think. These days, finding love online is not only popular, but is socially accepted. With so many people chatting online and searching for a lifelong partner, it can be extremely difficult and overwhelming to detect a sincere genuine person from a scammer.

There are however, classic signs which may indicate that you are dealing with a scammer.

Answer the following questions to find out if you’re dealing with a scammer:
Ask yourself the following;

1. Does their profile photograph look different from their description or does it look like it’s from a magazine? Stop and think for a moment…seriously, would a model need to go on a dating site to find true love?*
Yes
No
2. If the scammer poses as a female then they will send you photos of them in provoking poses or dressed scantily.*
Yes
No
3. Has this person professed strong emotional feelings for you or declared their love for you in a very short time frame (hours or days). Has this person sent you sweet words, poems or love letters? *
Yes
No
4. Has this person suggested moving the conversation away from the dating website and preferred email, instant messaging and/or phone instead. *
Yes
No
5. Has the person told you an elaborate story and asked for money, gifts or for your bank account/credit card details.*
Yes
No
6. Has this person requested or discussed any money transfer by Western Union or direct payment into a foreign bank account. *
Yes
No
7. Has this person claimed that they are embarrassed to admit that they are in financial hardship due to medical expenses for an ill family member?*
Yes
No
8. Has this person claimed that their parents or a family member were killed in a motor vehicle accident or in a recent well known tragedy?*
Yes
No
9. Has this person claimed that they require money for hospital fees after being involved in a motor vehicle accident, being assaulted, or some other traumatic experience that may gain am emotional attachment from you? *
Yes
No
10. Has this person claimed that they are from Australia but travel and work overseas, or that they are serving in the Australian Defence Force in Afghanistan or Iraq?*
Yes
No
11. Have their emails or calls become more desperate, persistent or direct if you have not sent them money straightaway? *
Yes
No
12. Do they use good spelling and grammar? Are they a native English speaker….Example “Hello, my name is John and I am from Sydney”. Not “am John, am Sydney Man “. *
Yes
No

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