The difference stems from the lopsided ratio of men to women who are willing to use online dating websites and apps – Men a lot; women not so much.
This is where your “date” says that she is ready to meet you but needs to make sure you are safe and not a psycho-killer. Another Online Dating Scam Site The other common variation is directing you to another online dating website, (or hook up site) that has nothing but fake profiles on it.Criminals use fake profiles, and attempt either to dupe a lover into sending money, or installing malware on their computer.(See Stephen Cobb’s Valentine’s Day post for more examples.) According to the authorities, dating and romance scams are one of the fastest-growing areas of fraud online, with a 27% rise year-on-year reported in the UK.Fake wedding invitations have been a standard spam attack for years, but cyber criminals have begun to play longer, more complex games to lure in victims.Sadly, these can include ‘love affairs’ on dating sites that are faked purely to steal.