Weeding Out The Bad Ones: How to Identify a Scammer on Bi Dating Sites?
For anyone who has been seeking out of a relationship within the past ten years, has more than likely tried online dating. Whether you are on one of the top-ranked dating websites or are a bisexual individual trying to meet someone online through bisexual dating, it is also likely that you have come across someone trying to scam you. This is because scammers come in all shapes and forms, can be located anywhere in the world, and are everywhere when it comes to dating websites and mobile applications. In this article, we are going to take a look at how you can identify a scammer on bi dating sites.
How to Spot the Scammers on Bi Dating Sites or Top Ranked Websites
First and foremost, be very aware that scammers will often go for a specific type of individual. Most often, these are individuals who are older in age, may still be living at home with their parents, are shy or have poor conversational skills, and are considered to be a little bit weird or nerdy. Often people who hold consultancy, engineering, analyst, information technology, or accountant type positions will be targeted due to the amount of money they earn. Now, here is what you should be looking out for.
- Take a look at the photographs being used in the profile. If they are of a "regular, sexy" individual, and include a lot of similar looking photographs of the same person, it is likely that the scammer has used a "scraper" tool to get their images from online. This could be from someone's Facebook profile, Instagram profile, or photography album account. Make sure to double check these photographs against a Google search; if they pop up, you know that the account is fake.
- If they never talk about themselves but ask a lot of questions about you, it's likely that they are a scammer. They will ask you about past relationships, why they ended, and what you are looking for now. They take this information in order to create that "perfect" individual that you are looking for so that they can "cash out" on you.
- They will either say in passing or emphasize when talking about financials, that they are in a difficult financial situation (are poor) but don't want to talk about it because they are ashamed of it. This hooks you into them.
- They will refuse to Skype with you or if they do agree, it may take them weeks to set it up. This is because they are looking for someone to sit in on the scenario and pretend to be what you expect them to be.
- If they immediately want to communicate outside of the bi dating website or app, this is likely a scammer. This is because they don't want to go through the dating site's social and privacy policies. They may claim that their subscription is ending or that they are leaving the dating app as a way to get your email or phone number.
- May offer to send you pictures in exchange for contact information.
- May look for a serious and long-term bisexual relationship right off the bat, without really getting to know you because they want you to jump all in.
- Low resolution photographs on their profile, canned calls, or poor response lines that ignore what you've said.
- You will get spammed with alternative websites that try and trick you into filling out your financial information.
Other than the above, if anyone gives out a lot of details about their life right away, has a job in another country or outside of your area, or is excessively complimentary, it is likely them trying to hook you with flirtiness, adventure, or overwhelm you with information. Because of the diversity of bisexual dating, it is recommended that bisexual singles, bisexual couples or curious people look for relationships on professional and authoritative bi dating sites, and wish you good luck!