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.