Spotting a Scam
You might be worried about finding scam profiles on dating service websites (our top rated websites are spam free). There’s a good reason for that. Thousands of men in the UK are scammed every year by fake women on these sites, and often are conned out of a great deal of money.
You don’t have to worry.
The thing that no one really mentions about fake dating service profiles is that they’re VERY easy to spot. If you’ve heard of a bloke you know getting taken in by one of these, feel sorry for him. He’s obviously never learned how to spot an obvious fake.
Most of the men who get caught by fake profiles are of the very lonely, somewhat pathetic variety. Make sure you aren’t one of them. Learn how to easily spot any scam, and how to avoid them.
Look for bad spelling.
You’re going to notice that most spambots tend to make spelling mistakes. They actually make very similar spelling mistakes again and again. This is great for you, because it means that once you get good at recognizing them, you’ll be able to spot one of them a mile away.
These are NOT very smart bots. If you’ve ever tried to talk to a robot program online before, you’ll know that they’re quite easy to spot, and easier to avoid once you know how.
Just because spelling is an indicator doesn’t mean that grammar is. Women don’t always have perfect grammar on dating sites. Believe it or not, sometimes it’s the smartest women who don’t—they’re afraid that sounding too smart will drive men away.
If she looks too good to be true, she probably is.
We’re sorry to say it, but most lovely models don’t hang around dating services hoping to meet average blokes. We’re not saying that you have to content yourself with a rubbish-looking woman, but there are certain women that you know instantly are too good to be true.
Many of the women on these sites are actually paid models. They’re easy to recognize, because you won’t be able to believe that these women are actually on a dating service.
Not only will these women be beautiful, their profile pictures will also be very professional-looking. They’ll look like they were shot by someone with a genuine camera and lighting equipment.
These women will string you along.
If a woman with a stunning profile tries to string you along, she’s a fake. We’re not saying that every beautiful woman is a fake, or that every real woman will want to meet you immediately, but these are definitely signs of a bad thing going on with a fake profile.
If the woman you’re talking to doesn’t want to meet just yet, she’s probably not going to be your best bet. Real women are on dating service websites because they want to meet men. They’re not on to just hang out or get to know a man fully before meeting him in person, most of the time.
If she doesn’t have any pictures, she’s probably a fake.
Women like to show off the goods. They know that men are very visually-driven, and won’t usually contact a woman who doesn’t have a profile photo on display for her profile.
Most blank profile pictures are indicators of a scam profile. At least, if they respond to messages, they’re a scam. Like as not, they’re just inactive profiles that their owner just never filled out. Either way, they’re not worth contacting, so ignore any profiles without a photograph.
If she asks for any money, block and report her.
Any woman who asks you for money before you meet her is a scam. Block her from your profile immediately. Not only should you do that, but you should contact customer service and let them know that there’s a fake dating service profile operating from their site.
This will help you identify whether the site is good or not.
If the site is legit, they’ll stop her. They’ll probably remove or ban her profile. If you go back and find that she’s still operating, you’re probably on a scam website.