The following article tells you how to spot and avoid dealing with scammers.
Don’t be a victim. Protect your heart from breakage — read it all. 🙂
Do some dating site research.
Research and then choose 1 or 2 online dating sites that you want to join. Sign up for not more than a 6-month membership. That gives you lots of time to figure out whether the site is right for your needs. For example, if you are looking to hook up with someone over 50, join a site for senior singles.
Make sure that the site has the option to use chat and web cam services. To avoid scammers, you want to talk to these people in real time and make sure they don’t have a Nigerian accent. Use your intuition.
Close your ears to the sob stories.
Don’t send money to a person that you’ve met online… and I mean NEVER.
At the first sign of a request for money – drop the bum.
Beware the “age doesn’t matter” cons.
Be on the lookout for those who claim that age doesn’t matter to them. Seriously, no 25 year old guy wants to bag an old lady (like me) and no 22 year old bombshell wants to stroke a 60 year old bald man’s head (unless he’s Hugh Hefner).
They’re only out for your money.
You have to be a little bit tough.
Look past your loneliness and protect your personal self first and foremost.
Too, keep in mind that you really should do a background check before hooking up with anyone you meet online!
Stay safe — have fun!