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.