Internet dating warning signs
Her last name was listed along with her high school, so I thought what the heck, let me check out her high school on Sure enough, she was there, but I noticed an oddity.I was on for a couple of months and a 52 year-old woman emailed me (I'm 50).
Anyone can be the target and victim of these scams—men, women, young, old, gay, straight, white, black, Asian, Hispanic… But the FBI states that women who are “over 40, divorced, widowed, and/or disabled” are prime targets for scammers.
If you fall into this category, be especially wary of people that you meet through dating websites.
Online dating can be difficult for women The AARP also says that seniors are a common target of these scams.
When whoever you're talking to doesn't have a better picture than the one he just cropped himself out of from last year's bachelor party, you have to wonder how often they leave the house.
When someone's job title on their profile reads "self-employed," or something shadier like "personal trainer at freelance," you're free to assume that that's code for unemployed and free to hope that it's not code for escort or drug dealer.