Danger signs of internet dating
We've all heard the cautionary tales about online dating.But scammers also use real-life romantic relationships for nefarious ends, according to Larry Crandall, a licensed insolvency trustee with Grant Thornton in Saint John.It says just the right things that you want to hear in the right places and they must possess the Master’s degree they claim to. Online Dating Warning Sign #2: They only want to Instant Message or have a Google phone number to mask their “real number.” Someone who doesn’t want you to really know who they are may ask you to IM with them on a service like Yahoo.There’s nothing wrong with Instant Messaging to start; but if they want to IM as their only form of communication, that should set off a red flag.
Tinder, OKCupid, Plenty of Fish are all standard apps you'd expect to see on a single person’s smartphone. Now, having your own ‘oh, we met on the internet’ story is just as romantic as meeting IRL (in real life).
With more than 40 million men and women online looking for love, there are bound to be some scam artists out there.
A “catfish” is a person who creates a false online identity in the hopes of luring people into romantic relationships.
You might have photos of the things that are important to you. There ARE sociopaths who will rewrite their own profile to match yours, so that they seem like the perfect partner, and can quickly pick you up, faking to be the perfect partner for you.
If you are looking for a soul mate and your perfect match, who better to be that perfect match than a sociopath?