NEW ALERT - Internet Scammers Targeting Singles Sites Posted: Jun 18, 2005 at 11:59 PM
STAY ON THE SITE TO COMMUNICATE, AT LEAST FOR A FEW WEEKS.
DO NOT GIVE OUT YOUR PERSONAL EMAIL OR PHONE NUMBER UNTIL YOU KNOW SOMEONE.
SCAMMERS WILL TRY TO GET YOU OFF THE SITE BEFORE THEY GET CAUGHT AND BOOTED.
If you suspect a scammer, Click the Contact Us link located at the bottom of the home page.
ES is dedicated to finding and removing scammers. And thanks to our Neighborhood Watch program we have been extremely vigilant!
KNOW WHAT TO LOOK FOR
1. Catch phrases that sound like a form letter.
2. Look for bad grammar, broken English, odd phrasing and greetings like Hello Beautiful.
3. ALWAYS check the Web address or URL on top of your browser to make sure you are on the real website. Do not use the same password as your user name or use obvious passwords.
Our site has the top of the line security to help keep members safe. Thanks to our "Neighborhood Watch Program" and our security staff, ES catches most of them before they have a chance to write anyone.
If you responded to a scammer profile, and want to learn more, click on the link for the book LUV SCAMS. Preview some of the pages to know what to look for!
Protect Yourself ! Internet Scammers Targeting Singles Sites Posted: Jul 20, 2012 at 3:04 PM
NEW: Scammers are using an email address with the extension: USA.Com. It gives their target a sense of security seeing a soldier with this email address. However, real military usually will have " a mil. " in their address.
WOULD YOU KNOW THIS WAS A SCAMMER?
Hi everone who is visiting my profile.. In am a simple man, easy going, out spoken, romantic. I am a very straight forward person, i dont beat around the bush.I love the outside life. Love traveling and trying out new thing..
1. Using a High ranking military photo - This suggests that they would not usually speak this way or post a photo like that on a singles website.
2. Look at the grammar. Lines like: "I love the outside life"
3. "I am a very straightforward person" is a classic scammer line seen in hundreds of profiles.
4. "Love traveling and trying out new thing."
CHECK OUT another suspect profile essay.
A LEGITIMATE member would NEVER talk or write this way. The name is SexyMouton
How I describe myself and the type of person I am interested in meeting:
I am looking for someone that I could be with forever and ever in life till dead okay, Someone that is caring and honest to me and you can email me and that is my I'd just try and email or chat with me I will tell you more
Re: Protect Yourself ! Internet Scammers Targeting Singles Sites Posted: Sep 28, 2012 at 8:18 PM
Were you scammed by this member" Dream4love?
hello how are you doing., my name is Suzi ...my profile tell more about what am here looking for..i just need a simple man that is honest in which we can spend the rest of our life together in peace and harmony. if you also is here for this then you can contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org there we can get to know each other better. or email@example.com
It's amazing how many members responded to this scammer today even with all the warnings, and tell tale signs.
Re: Protect Yourself ! Internet Scammers Targeting Singles Sites Posted: Oct 25, 2012 at 10:16 PM
Today I received an email from a member who almost got fooled by an Internet Scammer.
The bottom line is: Stay on our web site to correspond and NEVER send money. This goes for all web sites as well as Facebook.
Member Said: I was contacted by "Aura316", and they were very cleaver and very patient to gain my trust before asking me for money. They said they lived in Maryland, but went back to England to settle an inheritance estate and would soon be back to meet. They followed by saying they needed "help", and when I did not comply, they eventually said the "needed" me to offer an account number to be able to transfer money from British account to American account. They worked on my sympathies, and how they were counting on me. They were convincing to a point. They were clever in pulling me away from the site. They conveniently were on the last days of enrollment.
ReProtect Yourself ! Internet Scammers Targeting Singles Sites Posted: Nov 24, 2012 at 2:51 PM
SIX MEMBERS responded to a scammer posing as a soldier today and also gave them their personal email address out in their first email.
They try to get you off the site so they don't lose communication when they are caught and deleted.
PLEASE STAY ON OUR WEBSITE TO COMMUNICATE!
DID YOU RESPOND TO THIS EMAIL? If so stop communication because this IS a scammer!
Hi I don't fear insects or spiders. At great heights, I jump off, smiling. In the face of death I wink. But, when I look into your profile, i was in fear of how much i will like to get to know you. Multiply it by infinity, take it to the depths of forever and you'll still only have a glimpse how your profile as hit me like a tidal wave .It takes a second to say I love you, but a lifetime to show it........................... ....hope to hear from you soon...My membership expires here so you can send me a direct email to firstname.lastname@example.org or send me your email.
Re: Protect Yourself ! Internet Scammers Targeting Singles Sites Posted: Aug 21, 2013 at 10:54 PM
He's back again! Same form letter: The Good day Dear or Hello Dear is a red flag!
Good day Dear It feels good starting the day by reading a nice profile like yours. I joined this website last night and having been a widower for the past eight years i thought it was ideal to try online dating as i wish to find another soul mate. I have been own my own for these past eight years and i have a daughter who lives with me.With the desire of finding a caring,loving and honest woman who seeks to build a relationship with a man of similar qualities I was introduced to this website by my daughter. With what i read about you in your profile i wish to seek your attention with us spending time to learn about each other as we through that find out if we are ideal for each other. Ryan
Re: Protect Yourself ! Internet Scammers Targeting Singles Sites Posted: Sep 25, 2013 at 11:15 PM
Reposted from Member: happymind999 is a scammer that after talking with you for about 2 weeks has a problem with a shipping order of computers and accessories. He asks for a large amount of money to help avoid the government confiscating the goods. THIS IS A SCAM!!!! check with the better business bureau of California under B&M computers 840 Richards blvd. this not the first time he has done this and there is a warning on the website.
Re: Protect Yourself ! Internet Scammers Targeting Singles Sites Posted: Oct 3, 2013 at 9:33 AM
Hi, I am Lizzy and I consider myself as a very positive and optimistic person. I like to laugh and being mysterious. I have a great sense of humor and you will never feel bored with me. From the other hand I am serious and I know what I want in my life. I am not just a pretty woman, I have rich inner world, I am very caring, loving and romantic person. I respect interests and opinions of other people and that is why I am a really good friend. I believe that we should appreciate every moment of our lives. I am ready to meet my special man and live a great life with him full of love, joy and happy moments.I am new to this Online dating and I am looking for a serious relationship ..I am from Columbus Ohio and Currently working for a church Organization in Africa Ghana..if you are interested add me on the messenger or send me an email at email@example.com so that we can talk and share pics..
Re: Protect Yourself ! Internet Scammers Targeting Singles Sites Posted: Oct 4, 2013 at 10:30 AM
nicebc is an internet scammer and a very savvy one. Harder to detect. The give away is the indepth email and asking you to contact him off the site.
I'm looking for someone who is easygoing, friendly, fun, funny, but that can be serious when the need arises. I want to find someone who enjoys spending time doing the things I like(semicolon) going to the beach, riding bikes, taking the horses for a run, grooming, backyard barbecues, laughing so hard tears flow out of your eyes(or milk runs out your nose) I want to find someone who takes my breath away with a smile or a wink .or calls me just because she's thinking of me. I'm looking for someone who is looking for a relationship. I'm tired of the dating scene.
Im a honest, sensitive, bad boy attitude personality but more like a big softie in the inside..good communicator.I love to read, play the guitar in my spare time, karaoke,cooking gardening and the good stuffs..