For everything there should be some measure of safety and that has never been more important then with the dating scene. There is always a certain level of danger lurking around the corner and you need to learn how to be prepared for this issue should it come up.
It is important to note that this does not mean you should avoid online dating at all. That would be the last thing that should be said. What it does mean though is that you should remember to protect yourself should a problem come about. There is no reason to drop your guard completely.
The reason behind this article is the rash of free dating sites being invaded by scammers. This is a common thing in this day and age and it is actually nothing more then a new take on an old scam. You have most likely heard of the 419 letter, well this is simply a new version of it.
So we have decided to give you some tips when using the free dating sites to prevent this kind of problem from happening to you. This will mean that things will go smooth through the dating process.
Stay in your country
9 times out of 10 the scammers that prowl these free dating sites are from another country. If you are from the US then they are looking to go after you for the money that they think you have. Since the US is considered to be the richest country in the world it would make you an easy mark.
However, many of them choose to pretend that they are from the US but just worked abroad. That means that you have to be on your toes. They are skilled at blending into the issue. So they will act like they are from the state where you reside to start the conversation.
To peg these scammers look for those that have very poor English language skills, can not answer simple questions about the area where they claim to live, and mention needing help. This is the one true way that you can route them out of hiding and protect yourself.
Do Not Fall Head over Heels
The bulk of the scammers out there will profess their love to you in a very short period of time. This is due to the fact that they are looking to take your money as soon as possible. They generally prey on those that have a profile that specifies a person looking for a long term relationship.
For the most part this can be avoided. If the person seems to be in a big hurry to get to known you then you know that something is wrong. They will be rushing through the entire courtship process before they drop the bomb. This will come in the form of some kind of financial help.
If you feel that you have fallen victim to one of these scammers then you should do two things. First you need to change your email address. This is so they can not contact you.
Then you need to report them to the free dating sites that they are found on. That way others will not fall into the same trap.
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