===Replaces Profile Location===
Lower Rotterdam,New York, United States
Contacts by Wink or Flirt or direct email connection in the dating site. Conversation can go as follows:
Glad to hear back from you Mark, So how are you finding the site so far, have you met anyone through it and how long have you been using it?
I an new on here myself and really new to this internet dating thing I dont even understand how the whole thing works. I am currently in the Middle East, Dubai collecting antiques that is what I do for a living. I dont come on this site much so here is my email address, we can communicate better that way; firstname.lastname@example.org Looking forward to hearing from you and getting to know more about you.
Contact in external email address is quickly initiated. Once external email contact is made, the profile in the dating site is shut down or blocked from further views. External conversation may go as follows encouraging you to reveal everything possible.
Glad to hear from you, I was just about going to bed when I saw your mail come in. There is no fair here at all, I usually make researches before going on any trip and I have been collecting antiques for about 10 years now. Its really been a successful trip for me so far and I got all that I came here for now just having problems with the customs against getting my goods shipped and thats the only reason why I am still here but I hope that ends soon.
So what can you tell me about yourself, I would love to know anything and everything about you and I will also do the same.
Scammer responds to a limited portion of your email, to get your attention it was read and grab your interest closer in but further encourages your replies,
I was delighted to read your mail and thanks for been open to me, sorry to hear about your past. So I would love to learn whatever might be and everything about you. Why I am on the site is to see if something believing for positive things that had been happening to people meeting, dating and getting married on line world-wide. So I decided to try it as I am new to this whole Internet dating thing and hope something good comes out of it. I am honest and sincere I have nothing to hide, am new to everything, I was giving up on the site before I saw your profile and it caught my attention.
I am actually an American, I was born and raised in Lake Charles, Louisiana but moved to Toronto about a year ago, I am also in Canada to expand my business. I kind of like it there but I haven't really settled in yet just been really busy with work this past few months. For fun of which I like to do mostly in my area, enjoy the beach, jogging/walking, I enjoy going to nice restaurants for a nice meal, free music on Fridays I love life and love to laugh at myself. Humor can get you through anything. The power of a glance or a soft touch says more than mere words with me, you will always know where you stand. You will never have to wonder if I am mad or happy because I will tell you or you can read it in my eyes or see it in my smile because of you.
I also love to snuggle and believe in the power of a great kiss. I am not looking for my first love, but rather my last. I look forward to the second half of my life, wiser and smarter from what I have learned over the years. I don't sweat the small stuff.
If you do not reply to her email for 2 days or more, or not quick enough, no further replies occur from this person and may reopen the dating site profile. In my case this person changed their place of residence in the profile which confirmed it was a scammer.
This said that since she claimed she moved from the USA to Canada and doing business in Canada is quite an involved process through Canadian Immigration, but then suddenly lives in Rotterdam USA when the profile is reopened, shows a serious inconsistency with the information she gave about herself or her circumstances.
-Age range too unreasonable to the age they claim to be
(ie: 35-60 or 25-60)
-External email communication requested in short order
(all dating sites warn against this).
-Excited to meet you, loves to hear from you, cannot wait to talk again, etc.
(normal dating online communication does not relate such immediate excitement)
-Wants to know everything about you
(normal communication persons are reserved in personal information because they do not know you)
-Always new to dating sites
(change of profile address shows the contrary)
-Overseas on business or travel
(to make sure they do not have to meet you)
-Trouble with local customs officials during overseas trip
(in this case was trouble with Dubai customs to leave the country with antiques. This proved false since leaving the country is not the issue with customs it is entering that issue may occur, especially when Dubai promotes international attendance to antique fairs for high end purchases.)
I purposely reserved personal information as I was seeing clues that showed this person was a scammer. I researched aspects of her claims, as Antique fairs and Dubai.
By her second email, I held off responding for 2 days, this shut down the attempt quickly in my case because my interest is not 'grabbed' and not showing the 'emotional hype' she expects. This showed me as either very hard or aware something's wrong.
Scammers communicate with each other, this happened a few years ago where my email address was passed on to other scammers who contacted me directly and tried to scam via direct email. In that case the scammer admitted she got the email from a database. Scammers keep records, photos of you if you give them, etc to use against you later.
I used this site for past attempts on me by scammers by posting their information and photos. I was quickly black-listed by them as a high risk. Never been disappointed by that.
Image reverse Searches.
There are 2 very good free services on the Web that provide a reverse image search (no text required). The image uploaded or scanned via link is checked against their database and matches the photo, even if the photo has been altered.
Here are the links:
With Google Image Search, if you have it on your computer, such as the desktop, open the browser to the google image search page and drag and drop the image into the text field box.
With Tin Eye, you can also drag and drop into the page. It also has APP's for your browsers, to use a right-click menu option to search images with Tin Eye. (Note: they limit the number of searches per day per IP address or per cookie).
Anyone knows this lady? she tells me shes American but are now in Ghana with are mom because here dad pass away there,here name is Vera.O she say. i think its a scam but i wondering if someone here knows about here...am waiting for respond.....