Posted by: silverliningsblog | April 19, 2023

How to avoid online dating scams

Adding some updates to this very important topic, to help protect you from online dating scams!

Silver Linings

Too many women I’ve worked with have had someone pretend to be someone they’re not online in order to get money from them.

And they are not alone. 

Catfishing (also known as a dating or romance scam) is now a multi-billion-dollar industry, and approximately 10% of online profiles (both on dating apps and social media) are reported to be fake.

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission estimates that in 2022 alone, 70,000 Americans lost $1.3 billion to romance scams. In Canada, close to 1,000 Canadians lost $50 million in 2021 (approximately $54,000 on average).

Both amateur and expert criminals around the world prey on lonely people (women and men), telling them what they want to hear.

With women, a catfisher usually appears as a handsome man with a good career who says “you’re beautiful” and “I love you” often and quickly (appealing to a woman’s desire to be validated and loved)…

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