Warning signs internet dating scams
Heart strings are pulled and victims are sucked in.At this point she will set the victim up as her knight in shining armor, the only one who can help her.But the way chatbots behave also gives away their true nature.According to the consumer tech site Lifewire, there are five signs you may be talking to a machine instead of a real person.She might just need money to pay her bills but will probably want desperately to come and visit him in his Western nation.She professes her love and gives instructions to send money through Western Union or Money Gram.
The aims are the same as with all dating scams — the crooks either want to trick you into sending them money or into downloading malware onto your PC.
Scammers operate from countries with low per capita income and even if a scam takes months to pay out it is worthwhile for them, even for just a few hundred dollars.
Scammers use services like Western Union because it is all but impossible to track the recipient of the money which can be picked up anywhere in the world.
When two people have swiped right on each other’s photos, Tinder puts them in touch with each other for an online chat.
All scam photos are fakes, of course, and you can find out how to spot them in those earlier issues.
In the first few letters the scammer will say what a good woman she is and how hard life is in Russia.