Cons of internet dating
Dating and romance scams often take place through online dating websites, but scammers may also use social media or email to make contact.
They have even been known to telephone their victims as a first introduction.
Most of these sites run on a subscription model which means that for a fee, you get to browse profiles and if you see a someone you think you would like to connect with, allow various forms of messaging to put you in touch with each other.
Members of these dating sites provide information about themselves.
Scammers take advantage of people looking for romantic partners, often via dating websites, apps or social media by pretending to be prospective companions.
Unfortunately, most online dating site profiles tend to focus on the attributes of your potential dates on not on the values which they might have.
What if that perfectly gorgeous man you chose picks his teeth and has poor personal hygiene?
If you are a clean-freak, this is definitely not going to work!
Depending on the site you choose, information required can go from a simple, basic profile, to a request of your entire life in exhaustive detail.
For example, they may ask for dietary habits, how many times a week you exercise and many more details.