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Use Skype to Avoid Online Dating Scammers

Before you drop one red cent on a tank of gas or airplane ticket to meet your online date(s) in person, you want to know for sure if he or she is who they claim to be.

One of the best ways to confirm that they are who they say they are, is to have a web cam chat or video conversation via Skype.

Scammers will often try to lure potential victims in by posting photos of beautiful people in their profile.

If the person refuses to have a video chat with you, then it’s possible that they look nothing like their profile photo.

If on the other hand, they do accept the invitation to Skype with you, this is the perfect opportunity to check out their story in real-time.

Ask questions related to what they’ve already shared with you via their profile and other text correspondence. If they are telling you the truth, they should be able to answer your questions without difficulty and appear comfortable doing so.

If you already use Skype, I suggest that you set up a new Skype profile for online dating. Set up the new account so that it does not give away personal information such as your surname, birthdate or the city in which you reside.

More about Skype:

  • Skype’s free downloadable software allows you to talk, instant message and make video calls to anyone else of Skype for free.You can also call phones and mobiles and send text messages at great rates.
  • Skype Credit allows you to call phones & mobiles, send text messages and activate other features like voicemail
  • Monthly Subscriptions gives you unlimited calls to landlines (and mobiles in some countries) without a long-term contract. Included is voicemail and a discounted online number.
  • Online Number – it’s your personal number which anyone can call from any phone and you answer the call in Skype
  • Skype To Go Number allows you to use any phone or mobile to call abroad at Skype’s great rates without using your computer. Numbers are available in 11 counties.
  • Voicemail means you’ll never miss a call, even when you’re offline or unavailable
  • SMS (Test Messages) send low cost text messages to any mobile in the world directly from Skype
  • Call Forwarding direct your incoming Skype calls to your mobile so that you never miss a call, even when you’re offline.
  • Skype Credit allows you to call phones & mobiles, send text messages and activate other features like voicemail.

Set up your Skype account today!

Comments

  1. If on the other hand, they do accept the invitation to Skype with you, this is the perfect opportunity to check out their story in real-time. If the person refuses to have a video chat with you, then it’s possible that they look nothing like their profile photo.

  2. Guys, careful ! Some girls try to connect with you and after all they are from Ghana or other african country and the profile shows like they live in USA. Do not waste time, ask for a video conference and pay attention to any prior recorded video. Any communication should be real at any time, sometimes they put for excuse that they don’t have web-cam or microphone and pre recorded a video!! Make sure that they are real, I tell you for experience. Also never send money !!!! there are many dating places out there…always check identity of other person who is contacting you to know that she / he is real. I am married to a wonderful Russian girl and have a little girl, but before meeting her had to experience by my own before skype , at that time had ICQ. Good luck to you and hope you find the right person in your life. Regards from NC

  3. Thanks for the very god and sound advise, Now hwere do I go from here as far as a dating site to fine this lady I’m looking for .
    Dan

  4. I tried skype and I found the information in their website re charges and benefits frustrating the lack of support and then being unable to cancel the account easily when I was fed up with them,,,,and they just went on charging just the same .Don’t like skype much thought the idea is good.Is there something else like them on the net today. Only better?
    Nice to see you are still on the job Rosalind.

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