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Professionally done photos are great, but you can tell the difference between professionally done photos and stock photos.
Stock photos normally have plain backgrounds (e.g., white) and people who seem just a little bit familiar (because you’ve seen them in other stock photos).
Another huge clue is when they say that they're working in another country, but that they need money to come to your country to visit you.
Unfortunately, that's a common scam that affects a lot of people, even people who are very smart, intelligent, and successful." Maya Diamond is a Dating and Relationship Coach in Berkeley, CA.
Whether it’s that they’re stuck in an abusive household or have extreme debt from hospital bills and just need some money for a flight to get to you, don’t give in to them.
Offer up other resources that don’t involve your wallet, credit card, or bank account.
She received her Master's in Somatic Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies in 2009.
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Lying to someone online is easy because you’re not having to look them in the eye, but if you do it for long enough and to a lot of people, it’s going to catch up with you.
So what you’ll end up getting is something that’s copied and pasted and that replaces your name with the last person they communicated with.
Did they mention anything from your profile or photos? If your answer is no, that’s cause for an eyebrow raise.
Seeking Arrangement and TC Logi Q, a background-screening company, reviewed 60,000 banned profiles to see what they have in common and found 28% were based in Nigeria, 23% in the Ukraine, and 21% in the Philippines.
We’re not saying every online dater from Nigeria, the Ukraine, the Philippines, or any other foreign country is a scammer, but you should keep an eye out, especially if international dating isn’t what you’re looking for.