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Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 06:24 AM

  • Never provide specific information like addresses or home phone numbers. If you are emailing, Google has a feature that shows you which people are in their circle. It might be a different user but the same group of people. Never tell a potential date any detailed financial information. If you suspect you are being scammed, stop contact immediately and report the scammer to the authorities. In Australia there is a website called www.scamwatch.gov.au. There are similar sites in other countries. During the first communication, an online scammer typically wants to know what you do to earn your living. It tells them if you are a good financial prospect. Watch out for cut and paste profiles. Do a Google search of different elements of the profile, especially where it seems "glued" together. Do not supply additional images of yourself or your family as these can be used by a scammer to scam someone else. Never give personal background information as this can be used for identity theft. Ask to meet. If you cannot meet a potential partner, they probably do not exist. Pull down photos and see if you can get 'date created' info through Google+ or other software. They will mostly suggest using MoneyGram as the company to send money. There is no way to trace the money. If they claim to be in the military doing intelligence work overseas that he can't discuss, do your research. Get a photo, in uniform and find out if it matches the rank they say. Use reverse image lookups to check if they are who they say they are.

      Every Dating Site has scammers!!!!   Be smart, follow your instincts, REPORT POTENTIAL SCAMMERS TO SUPPORT!!  


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Posted on Nov 06, 2017 at 01:15 AM

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~~  Maryclaire2000  ~~   Thanks for your kind advice and concerns.  I believe there can be quite a difference, between scammers and gold diggers, though.   Scammers are usually ' up front ' in their quest, and therefore easier to detect, and or avoid.   Gold diggers, on the other hand, can be very crafty and usually professionals at it.  Thus a whole lot more elusive, as time appears to be one of their virtues.   With regards to ' falling in love ', ... I have never regretted any of it.  For some of the experiences, were absolutely priceless.   ~~  S L  ~~


  SL ,   Well then you are lucky , and Safe..but still don't take the road to nowhere . Just saying ..


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Posted on Nov 03, 2017 at 06:07 AM

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  @SL ,   Do you want to have one ? ! You should read my comment before  but the Blog Author you mentioned didn't give me an answer .   Ken , I have encountered a lot of scammers since 2009 so I know  already the signs before it happen and I know how to cope up with  them like dropping them like a hot potato ...I can only advice you  " not to Fall in love " before you trace her background ..


~~  Maryclaire2000  ~~   Thanks for your kind advice and concerns.  I believe there can be quite a difference, between scammers and gold diggers, though.   Scammers are usually ' up front ' in their quest, and therefore easier to detect, and or avoid.   Gold diggers, on the other hand, can be very crafty and usually professionals at it.  Thus a whole lot more elusive, as time appears to be one of their virtues.   With regards to ' falling in love ', ... I have never regretted any of it.  For some of the experiences, were absolutely priceless.   ~~  S L  ~~


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Posted on Oct 29, 2017 at 01:01 AM

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~~  MMCounselor  ~~   Your compliment is greatly appreciated, along with the list of ' key words '. However, the ladies in question, were smart enough Not to use any of those words, in their profiles or in conversation.   Perhaps my question, belongs to a topic on long term relationships vs initial dating and profile sifting.   The following member / talk show host comes to mind : Author and Media Personality, FL Petite Princes.  She has a blog titled " Should You Have a Relationship Coach ? ", and has been an ardent follower as well.

  This may be an opportune moment, to revive The Boards.   ~~  S L  ~~    

 

  @SL ,   Do you want to have one ? ! You should read my comment before  but the Blog Author you mentioned didn't give me an answer .   Ken , I have encountered a lot of scammers since 2009 so I know  already the signs before it happen and I know how to cope up with  them like dropping them like a hot potato ...I can only advice you  " not to Fall in love " before you trace her background ..


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Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 12:47 PM

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Hi SL, I can't imagine you falling for a gold digger (or any other scammer) on this site, you are waaaaayyyy too smart for that.   Of all the thousands of profiles I have read a few "key words" come to mind.   1)   Just looking for someone to "take care of me". 2)   needs something mutual beneficial. 3)   You take care of my needs and I will "take care of yours". 4)   I am broke but not after your money
5)   Just want something casual. 6)   Not looking for a relationship...just something "fun".   These are only a few examples of profiles we get complaints about because they end up looking for a sugar daddy/mama.  We encourage everyone we keep copy of text/emails so they have proof that he/she asked for money.  We take these complaints seriously and remove them (with proof).  There are sugar daddy/sugar mama sites these people can go to.   Good to see you in the blogs, SL, it has been a while.  Hope you had a wonderful year.

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~~  MMCounselor  ~~   Your compliment is greatly appreciated, along with the list of ' key words '. However, the ladies in question, were smart enough Not to use any of those words, in their profiles or in conversation.   Perhaps my question, belongs to a topic on long term relationships vs initial dating and profile sifting.   The following member / talk show host comes to mind : Author and Media Personality, FL Petite Princes.  She has a blog titled " Should You Have a Relationship Coach ? ", and has been an ardent follower as well.

  This may be an opportune moment, to revive The Boards.   ~~  S L  ~~    

 

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Posted on Oct 23, 2017 at 09:20 AM

  Hi JUTTA ,   Its good to hear from you once in a while ..Let us just hope  that SL wil not fall in Love because that is the Situation I know that scammers usually Strike back ..

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Posted on Oct 21, 2017 at 06:44 AM

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  • Never provide specific information like addresses or home phone numbers. If you are emailing, Google has a feature that shows you which people are in their circle. It might be a different user but the same group of people. Never tell a potential date any detailed financial information. If you suspect you are being scammed, stop contact immediately and report the scammer to the authorities. In Australia there is a website called www.scamwatch.gov.au. There are similar sites in other countries. During the first communication, an online scammer typically wants to know what you do to earn your living. It tells them if you are a good financial prospect. Watch out for cut and paste profiles. Do a Google search of different elements of the profile, especially where it seems "glued" together. Do not supply additional images of yourself or your family as these can be used by a scammer to scam someone else. Never give personal background information as this can be used for identity theft. Ask to meet. If you cannot meet a potential partner, they probably do not exist. Pull down photos and see if you can get 'date created' info through Google+ or other software. They will mostly suggest using MoneyGram as the company to send money. There is no way to trace the money. If they claim to be in the military doing intelligence work overseas that he can't discuss, do your research. Get a photo, in uniform and find out if it matches the rank they say. Use reverse image lookups to check if they are who they say they are.

      Every Dating Site has scammers!!!!   Be smart, follow your instincts, REPORT POTENTIAL SCAMMERS TO SUPPORT!!  

    ~~  MMCounselor  ~~   May I have some of your genuine advice please, on how to spot the ' Gold Diggers '.   They have a strange habit, of cleaning me out in time, even though every thing seems legitimate and copacetic in the beginning ?.   Thanks for your help.   ~~  S L  ~~


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