ONLINE DATING SCAM TACTICS: Step 1) Take the Bait You meet someone on a dating site (Adult Friend Finder, Match, okcupid, etc).
This person has posted a picture of themselves and they are gorgeous!
This scam is also known as AFF or Advanced Fee Fraud, and it comes in many shapes and sizes.
But there are unifying themes: You may have received emails in your inbox with strange, unsolicited business proposals, perhaps asking you for help moving money in or out of Nigeria.
He's hunting through chat rooms, dating sites and social networking sites searching for victims, looking to cash in on romance.
If you are over 40, recently divorced, a widow, elderly or disabled then all the better in his eyes.
Their profiles says something like: What’s really going on?
More than likely it is some ugly dude from a third world country who just learned to use a computer. They are on there to flirt with you and try and get you to come to some other dating site.But some are trying to steal your heart to get to your money.The reasons for needing the money will sound plausible and reasonable. Do not be separated from your money - you'll never see it again, and you'll never see the person you sent it to.Here are some tell-tale signs that you've been approached by a scammer: Bear in mind that any of these characteristics can apply to genuine online dating site members as well, so just because one or two of these tell-tale signs is present doesn't necessarily mean you're being scammed - but be on your guard.Named after a now-defunct Nigerian law the 419 scam is a classic amongst online dating scams.