That widowed Ukrainian engineer you just met on your favorite dating website? Scam dating profiles are more likely to say they are Catholic; from Nigeria, the Ukraine or the Philippines; widowed and have a doctoral degree—among other characteristics, according to new data compiled by the dating website Seeking Romance scammers tug at the heartstrings or stroke the ego to get dating site users to send them money.Scammer talk a lot about spirituality in the messages they send, too.
Seeking Arrangement caters to a very specific type of relationship, but the lessons here should apply to other dating sites and even to other aspects of digital life, Leroy Velasquez, a Seeking Arrangement spokesman, tells . It's a really crappy version of what a man or woman would get on a dating profile," he says.
"Because of the fact that we do cater to wealthy demographic, we do get an influx of scammers," he says. Seeking Arrangement got its latest stats from screening new profiles over 10 months.
Although these countries are well known for scams, scammers nevertheless will be honest in their profile about where they're located because automated screening software looks for discrepancies between stated locations and where people actually sign onto the site.
Shifty jobs Twenty-six percent of scammers say they're engineers, 25 percent say they're royalty and 23 percent say they're self-employed.
These two big cities have the largest pools of singles from which to choose. In fact, some of the most beautiful women I have ever seen have been from Russia.
And while I tend to prefer the racial diversity of Brazil and Colombia, I have to make an exception for this part of the world.
After sharing a bit about yourself and what your ideal partner would look like, you’re finished and free to browse profiles.
Periodically, Russian Cupid will ask you to answer a few more questions from your profile to continue on with what you were doing.
Seeking Arrangement has banned 60,000 profiles in the last 10 months, or about 220 a day.