And it’s not just particularly vulnerable people who fall victim either.
“[It’s] not the case that stupid people fall for romance scams - they can be very clever,” Professor Monica Whitty, a cyber-psychologist, explains. Scamalytics, a company which runs anti-scammer software for a number of the major dating sites, are trying to reduce online dating fraud by creating profiles of the average male and female con artist.
Italian men are worse than women and the whole place winds up smelling like their cologne." "I am sorry, but guys at home in France are so annoyingly into themselves. OK, good to know." "American women are not 'easier' than other women, but I would say they are way more comfortable flirting and being sexual than a lot of women in Europe.
American men seem much more interested in getting to know you. I think there's a freshness about sex in America that makes it more fun to be with an American woman." "The best thing about dating my American girlfriend is her true New York spirit: the idea that she can do anything, anytime, and doesn’t have to apologize for putting herself first.
I love knowing where I stand." "I think there is a confidence with being sexy here in the US that many women are afraid to show elsewhere.
American women will dress sexy, flirt, and be assertive when they like a guy.
But then they suddenly need money for rent too, then food, then medical fees, and it can quickly escalate.“A lot of the online dating fraudsters we know are abroad.They're in West Africa, Eastern Europe and it's very difficult for British law enforcement to take action against them in those jurisdictions,” Steve Profitt, Deputy Head of Action Fraud explains.“I just couldn’t believe that was what he was saying,” Jane told .But she was feeling vulnerable after the breakdown of her marriage and agreed to transfer him a smaller amount, despite admitting it sounded “crazy”.