Spot the SCAMMERS!!!

 Unfortunately, scammers are everywhere - they are defined as that low quality of people that are taking advantage of someone's feeling to gain material possessions, most of the time money (talking about dating site scammers). You did encounter them already, probably; scammers are present on big social network sites, sometimes they have accounts on paid dating sites and many-many times you can find them on free dating sites like this. Or probably they sent you already hundreds of email pretending to fall in love with you (how this happened?!) or to ask for help transferring money from African countries to... anywhere.
 Here we do try to restrict their access and we do verify every single new profile created... however, some will pass the verification.
 But lets write about how to spot them. These are not 100% accurate, but they match most of the scammers, especially those from African countries. The African scammers (Nigeria, Ghana, etc) are not so smart as the Russian scammers or the Chinese. Anyway, here we go:
  • The username, the profile name usually includes words like love or God, to give the impression that the scammer is someone honest who fears God or a lovely person; it may contain other good qualities, too. Examples: linda4love
  • The profile photo it's a photo of a very beautiful person, in some cases, or it is just the stupid Windows background, flowers, cute animals it other cases. I don't know why they don't use normal photos, like I've said, most of the scammers are dumb - sad they many of them will manage to find dumber honest people to scam
  • Many scammers registering on dating sites are Africans, living happily in African countries like Senegal, Ghana, Nigeria. However, they're dumb enough (like I wrote above) to use photos of beautiful blonde blue eyes young girls - they must believe that the world thinks that every African country is South Africa, since they try to create this image of the African viking woman :) ... and even in S. Africa the white skin people are not so many, as far as I know
  • Many scammers don't even spend the time to write a normal profile description, using small phrases like "I tell you later" or "i am honest and good looking young girl" in an endless loop, while other write entire novels, describing themselves as lovely honest persons, God fearing persons, etc
  That was the first impression. The second is more complicated and it will assume you already started a conversation with a scammer, not knowing for sure if he/she is a scammer, and you want to find out. Obviously, if you ask them, they will say no. As written in the beginning, the scammer will take advantage of someone's feelings and manipulate them as they wish. Believe it or not, there are people so lonely (or naive) in the world that they will believe someone has fallen in love with them just by seeing their picture online.
  Imagine that I will send you and email and tell you that you're beautiful and that I like you very much and fall in love with you and so on. Sure, most of the people will think "WTF?!" - that was fast. But some will like the illusion of love so much that they'll choose to believe it is true. An old Romanian proverb will say something like: "There are enough stupid people in this world"... and a continuation of this will be "so there'll always be someone smarter to take advantage of them". That's what happens with the scammers.
  Now, follow these rules and you'll be fine. They are written in CAPS everywhere on the net, still many choose to disobey them:
Kitty scammer
Kitty the scammer :)
  • Don't send personal information to anyone you, especially to people you've never met; this includes addresses, full name, social number and, God forbids, credit card numbers, bank account, etc.
  • Don't send money or any other material good to anyone, especially to people you never met or you met only online. Once they're sure you grown some feelings for them, scammers will ask you for cash for various reasons: hospital bills for sick relatives or themselves or even money to get the visa or buy the plane ticket to come and visit you in your country - imagine that!
  • Use your brain to think - if something smells rotten, it probably is rotten. On the other hand, if something looks to good to be true, probably it is not true.
  • Check the SCAM button on every suspicious profile page that you will find - the SCAM is the last one in line, just under the title
  All this it is not meant to scare you away but to prevent and protect you. Bad people are everywhere and it would be a shame if you'll decide not to use this free dating site because some scammer may or tried to scam you. It will be like you'll never go out of the house because someone may rob you. Just pay attention to every detail when you decide to contact someone or to chat with someone. Enjoy the chat or the mail exchange messages, maybe he/she is the one you've been searching all your life - but break this online relationship the first time someone asks you for money or sensitive information about you, bank account and so on.
  Well, enjoy free online dating!