More and more people are now gathering at the proverbial "watering hole" in internet dating site chat rooms.While the development of these datings sites started out as a great convienience it has now become dangerous in many ways.
Someone who uses your emotions to get to your money.Getting involved with a scammer such as this can be very dangerous because they know what they are doing and tap into your vulnerabilities creating a trust where you are willing to give up your information such as bank account numbers and personal info. It doesn't matter if they are working a scammer cell or individually.I went on a dating site and I met someone but after a few chats I just got this feeling that things weren't adding up.I did some checking and found some sites about scammers and also joined a group on Yahoo about scammers.Unfortunately we have different catagories for these internet leeches, one being an individual who not only does it for fun but those who do it for business.This has become a very notorious money making business in underprivileged countries like Nigera for example.
It's one the most popular countries along with Russia, Ghana and the Ukrain.
In some of these areas the scammers work for the local mafia and are set up in cafes, homes etc. We are all vulnerable in some way, we all want to be trusting and we are all looking for that something special and these guys and gals KNOW it.
A guy has asked me to come visit him in egypt, an all expenses paid trip and we will then get married but he says i need to email him my passport in colour is this a good idea?
he says it is so he can transfer money so I can get over there?
By now we are all familiar in some way with the internet and how it all works.
With today's lifestyles becoming more and more hectic the effort to get out there and meet people seems too much of an effort.