And if you happen to be one of those sincere, honest, beautiful people, make sure you include several snapshots that show you relaxing at home or with friends in addition to your professional headshot. They Want To Move Too Fast You meet someone online, you exchange an e-mail or two, and then all of a sudden they want your phone number—like right now. With every virtual relationship, there’s a natural progression from e-mails to IM, to phone calls to finally, meeting in person.It doesn’t have to be in this order, per se, but use this as a general rule.So you’ve met someone online and they look amazing on paper. They figure the quickest way to your wallet is through your heart. While the vast majority of people you meet online are honest and well-meaning, there are a few nefarious con men (and women) trolling the Internet looking to scam money.But the rise of online dating sites make it easier than ever for people to create fake personas for scams. Online dating has helped plenty of people find love, but users should keep in mind that some of those profiles are maintained by scammers.
The classic Internet romance scammer plays on your emotions—your need for a romantic friend—to lure you in.Marriage today is completely different than all throughout history.In the past, it was a means of uniting families together; it’s only recently that we began thinking of marriage as a love match.Criminals find it easy to target people on dating sites, based on the wealth of personal information people include on their profiles.They then create their own attractive fake profiles to reel in their unsuspecting targets by striking up a conversation, quickly professing their love, and making plans to meet.Fortunately, there are warning signs to help you avoid becoming a victim. They Are A Little Too Good Looking A profile photo that features a phenomenally good-looking person may be red flag. Anything too professional-looking should raise your suspicion levels.