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The reverse image check might still have missed the scammer profile. Take your time and look for the following

The reverse image check might still have missed the scammer profile. Take your time and look for the following:

  • Be suspicious if they have an unusually attractive job. Jobs in the military, engineering or modelling are often used in scam profiles.
  • Be suspicious of male profiles who claim to be widowed with one child – profiles with these types of attributes are used by romance scammers.
  • Does their description make full sense? If they say they’re fluent in English, does it read like they are?
  • Is their story consistent? For example, does their photograph reflect the age they say they are? Is the person consistent in what they say about their job description on their profile?
  • Is there an email in the description? Scammers will try to take the conversations away from the dating website. For your protection, dating sites discourage personal email addresses on profiles.
  • Be suspicious of profiles which use the phrase ‘God fearing’ and overuse phrases such as trustworthy and honest. These are phrases heavily used by dating scammers.
  • Scammers often write ‘Am’ or ‘AM’ instead of ‘I am.’ For example, “Am Michael, Am 55, AM Engineer.”

If you are suspicious of the profile (even if it is a ‘gut feeling’), report it immediately to the dating site for checking.

You can also report the person to ReportCyber.