Wade’s company compiled a list of the most common characteristics from the 60,000 accounts it’s deleted to help singles spot warning signs.“Scammers tend to prey on a few things,” Wade said.“They want you to trust them, and they want sympathy.” That’s why 63% of fake profiles describe themselves as widows, he said. While ethnicity is divided, a whopping 36% of fraudsters describe themselves as Native American — a red flag and likely a misunderstanding on the con artist’s part, Wade said.“A lot of foreigners don’t understand that Native Americans are Indians,” he explained. They pick Native American because they think that means American.Put on your battle gear because dating has become a minefield strewn with fakes ready to blow up in your face …they’ll tell you everything you want to hear, but at a price.If that online dating profile sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
In a mockery of the world famous spectacle of fighting Bulls chasing crowds of runners, semi nude animal rights activist run through town following the same route.The issue of the fake online dating profile continues to escalate like a hurricane, and drown all the real singles out there in online dating land. The issue remains that the anonymity of online dating has opened the flood gates of liars, thieves, cheats, and the sex industry looking to make a quick buck any way they can.So, how can singles wade through the muck and find true love?It’s not as simple as some online dating services claim it is.Singles, both men and women, are under attack from the fakes.
This means that more than 50 million Zoosk members, called Zooskers, across more than 70 countries can meet using the Internet, their mobile phones, Facebook, and other popular services.