Secondly, respondents who scored high on trust in others were more likely to be the victims of dating scams.
This really speaks for itself in that trusting and possibly even gullible people are more likely to be victims of dating scams.
Those who score highly on measures of addiction find it more difficult to ‘walk away’ from the scammer and the scam once it has started, and surprisingly sometimes even when they are informed by the authorities that they have been scammed.
The explanation is that the scam victims are similar to gamblers in that they get caught up in the process, perceiving it as a ‘near win’ situation.
In recent months, we’ve told you about IRS imposters, romance scams, and work-at-home scams.
We always give you tips on how to spot and avoid these scams. Not everyone using online dating sites is looking for love. If you’re lookin’ for love (sometimes in all the wrong places), chances are you’ll wind up on an online dating site at some point.
Age was categorized as young 18-34 years, middle age 35-54 years, and older which was 55 years and over.
Instead, they claim to offer work at home jobs or pretend to be your...
You hear from us fairly often about imposter scams.
Unfortunately, cupid can sometimes be a con artist in disguise.
Be sure to know the difference between a real romance and a scammer cruising for a target. Millions of Americans use dating sites, social networking sites, and chat rooms to meet people. But scammers also use these sites to meet potential victims.