How to tell a scammer on a dating site

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The guy looks like he could be in magazine ads; handsome, viral, posed just right - like a professional head shot for a portfolio, which it probably is, and the person in the photo likely doesn't know he's being used to con women.Naturally, there are indeed some handsome men out there looking for dates, but if you get a flirtatious message from a guy whose profile photo is beyond cute, don't rush in until you assess things a bit.

Online scam artists capitalize on tugging at your heart and appearing normal in every way.

Another type of photo to beware of is one that just plain doesn't look 'right' for your culture.

If you live in the United States and you get a message from some guy who just doesn't dress like guys do here (I saw one of a middle-aged man in white pedal pushers and a red-striped T-shirt, on a sailboat), check him out further before moving on.

The best way to spot con artists through their profiles is to scrutinize the content.

Here are some things to watch for: Men targeting women: It's not unusual for these men to claim to be widowed, and frequently they will claim to have one young child (a son about eight years old seems to be common, for some reason, but it can be any age).

A few years ago, they used to be easy to spot, because there usually wasn't a photo and the profile was often poorly written, in broken English.

In recent years, this is no longer the case, which means potential victims are even more vulnerable than before.Here are a few things to watch for: They claim an instant attraction: If you get a message saying someone more or less fell for you the minute they read your profile, beware.They usually claim they read your great (sweet, caring, whatever) profile and that they saw how beautiful or cute you are look and they want to meet you, because you might be the one for them.Does the profile specifically say they are an American Citizen? The reason is, real American Citizens don't go around identifying themselves that way.That is an abnormal statement, and therefore, a red flag.The photo looks amazing: Many con artists who troll dating sites now use photos that are almost too good to be true, or look slightly 'off' for some reason.