Internet Dating Scam Overview

January 15, 2015 / Online Dating Advice / 2 Comments /

Internet Dating Scam Overview

Spam & Internet Dating Scam Overview

  • Spam is junk mail
  • Solicitation is trying to sell something
  • Scammers appeal to victim’s emotions
  • Scammers target anyone
  • Scam victims can lose $1,000s
  • Read all our Scams & Spam pages
  • Protect yourself with information


Online internet dating scam and ploys are one of the easiest ways to meet a range of great people but of course there are dangers to consider. While millions of honest, caring and serious people use online dating services it’s the comparative handful of bad guys that get all the press. These few bad guys use the internet to scam and spam innocent victims but with a little common sense and background safety information you will have no cause for concern. Read on make the most of safe, successful online dating. When Asian dating single girls you must avoid spam!

Spam and Solicitation

More irritating than dangerous, spamming is the act of sending unwanted commercial advertising material as electronic junk mail, known as spam. Soliciting is the act of urging someone to buy something. If you’re being spammed or solicited by someone you’ve met through an online dating service, cease contact with that person and report their behavior as inappropriate.

Hopefully you will have set up a separate email account for online dating use, as advised in Getting Started, so it will be easy to quarantine the spammer’s emails. Otherwise most email service providers have so-called junk filters or spam blockers to keep the trash out of your inbox.

Online Internet Dating Scam

Scams are more serious because the perpetrators are more sophisticated and the stakes higher, both financially and emotionally. There are many different variations of online dating scams but generally a scammer posts fake profiles on online dating services, befriends online dating users and manipulates their emotions with the aim of extracting money from the victim. Sometimes scammers might even steal your details and use your identity to scam other members.

Reputable online dating services have safety checks in place in an attempt to verify the legitimacy of member’s profiles but scammers can still slip through using photos downloaded from the internet and fake profiles. While many scammers come from Russia, Eastern Europe and Africa and target men there is no concrete format. Anyone can be the target of a scammer and anyone that asks for money IS a scammer.

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