Banks, video gaming networks, and email providers, to name a few, have recently endured organized fraudulent activity.
Unfortunately, online dating sites are also sometimes targeted.
A con man will send you an email with a link and write, “Watch this video.
It’s the funniest thing I’ve ever seen.” One click of the link and passwords, credit card numbers and other personal data can be removed from your computer. Con men can get you to do the strangest things It seems hard to believe, but many acts of fraud have been committed because a con man has persuaded a user to let him/her log into their account.
The 20-stone confidence trickster was dubbed "Shrek" by one of his victims because of his likeness to the cartoon ogre.
It was pretty easy to see a match and identify him or her as too good to be true.However an obvious con man is out of the business very quickly, so their tactics have improved.Here is a list of some of the “new and improved” ways con men are trying to get your attention. Con men look more average than ever Con men now use very average photos in their profiles.It is no longer easy to tell if someone is likely a scammer based solely on their photos.While photos are important, don’t put complete stock in them. Con men are more subtle than ever Someone you’re dating is not likely to ask for your bank account number, but you may end up in a conversation where your date asks what high school you went to, or where you were born, or your first pet’s name. They may talk about themselves and talk about their first dog, and ask, “Did you have a pet when you were a kid?
” It’s going to sound natural because, as we said, obvious con men are out of the game quickly.