Avoid Scams Online: The Most Common Scams People Fall For
SUMMED UP : Adult dating scams are prevalent. They’re usually easy to spot so long as you know what to be looking for. The most common scams are harmless. But there are some that will end up costing you hundreds (perhaps thousands) of dollars if you aren’t careful.
Imagine getting signed up for an adult dating site only to find out the site is filled with scams. That will completely ruin your online dating experience. Many people have fallen victim to an online dating scam and refused to ever use an online dating site as a result.
We don’t want to scare you away from online dating. There are some great websites out there with attractive women that you can hookup with. But you absolutely MUST be aware of certain scams associated with the world of online dating and online hookups.
The reason we made this the first article in our adult dating guide is because it’s the most important. We cannot stress enough how crucial it is for you to avoid online dating scams. If you only take one piece of advice from us prior to joining an adult dating site, make sure this is it. There are 3 adult dating sites that we have NEVER found an online dating scam on…
How are those sites scam-free and the others are not? To be honest, we really don’t know. Perhaps these sites put in certain measures to ensure scams are non-existent on their websites. We’re experts in spotting online dating scams, not in preventing them.
We have spent months using the above sites and never encountered anything that resembles a scam. The closest thing to a scam we’ve found on any of those sites is a few questionable profiles of women that maybe were fake. And that brings us to our first online dating scam…
You’re probably fully aware that fake profiles are all over online dating sites. But how do you spot a fake profile? It’s really not that hard. Occasionally you’ll find a fake profile that is hidden well. But most of them are simple to spot. First off, if she looks like she’s a supermodel or a famous porn star, that’s because she is. And the person operating the profile isn’t her.
Fake profiles are harmless. They’re just an annoyance. It’s not like you’ll be out any cash or end up in some Mexican prison because you sent an email to a woman that doesn’t even exist. But still, they’re very annoying and only the crappiest adult sites are filled with fake profiles. In fact, on many of these sites nearly half of the profiles are fake. Why are there so many fake profiles on some adult dating sites? Because it’s the only way they can attract new male members. Since those websites are unable to attract real decent women, it’s hard for them to get new male members to the site. Therefore, it’s a smart business idea to create fake profiles.
Now we’re going to move on to scams that are more than just an annoyance. On most online dating sites (not just in the hookup niche) there are scammers that will do anything to get your money. They work incredibly hard at this and are very good at what they do. They get your money by using the following sneaky methods…
- Using sob stories about how they need money to pay their bills but can’t afford it and request your financial backing.
- Flirting with guys that live in a different city. What they’ll do is claim they really want to come see you but cannot afford to pay to get there. Guess who they’ll ask to Western Union them the money? That’s right…YOU!
How do you avoid an extortion scam? There are two ways. First off, you should use one of the 3 websites listed above. Should you not follow that piece of advice, the only other way to avoid them is by never agreeing to send money to anyone you haven’t previously met.