Sandra from USA wrote:
"I have been using the dating sites now for approx a year and have talked to around 10 different persons involved in Scams. One good way to check them out is to enter the email address or their name into a Social Network like Facebook. 9 times out of 10 they are there under a different person and usually in Nigeria or Ghana. Also,, the proper writing of words is a clue that the person may be from another country and they way they write kind of indicates their age level. Unfortunately, women are looking for love and these people brainwash the woman then move in for the money. Sadly, it took me several hours to convince my friend who had fallen prey that the man wasnt interested in anything but getting her money. It is very frustrating to find people like this' however, a "real" person will meet you. Thank you so very much for this Website... it is very useful and resourceful."
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What if u've searched for their name on facebook and google and you don't find anything that matches their pictures, age, or where they say they are from?
This is all good information. I agree with you. I mean checking them out online is one of the best ways to see that they are scamming you. Plus, if they ask you for money, you know they are scamming you. Normal people don't ask you for money. Especially if they haven't see you in real life before.
One of the things the scammers will do on dating sites is to delete their profile as soon as they think they have you hooked.
I always run a background check on anyone I talk to online. If their name doesn't come up at all for their age and location, then I know it's a scammer.