romance scam

The Tinder Scam


What is a romance scam?

Internet romance scams work on the principle of love and trust and are designed to strip victims of their assets. The scammer creates a fantasy relationship, then uses the new-found love to manipulate the victim’s money. In order to entice their victims, romance scammers are willing to use high levels of drama and emotional abuse.

How to identify a romance scam.

Fortunately, there are signs to look out for to avoid being scammed.

1. A phone number that sounds different

Women and men have become more savvy when it comes to dating, and have noticed things that can indicate a scam. After all, more and more people are using different types of dating apps, as well as apps specifically designed for swiping right on possible matches. While women use these apps too, they notice even more red flags in men than in women.

Why are people vulnerable to scams?

Many people are tricked into believing that meeting up with someone on the Internet is easier and safer than meeting up with someone in person. These stories are classic. The victim is immediately attracted to the scammer and not aware that there are red flags. These red flags can be simple, such as sending someone you don’t know unsolicited pictures of yourself in a low-cut top or dressed up for a special occasion. These people are just trying to secure their online “love.”

Avoiding romance scams

The best advice for dating safety is to do a little research on your potential date.

What can you do to avoid scams?

While there are many different techniques on how to spot romance scams, the most important tip is to trust your intuition. If you are contacted by someone on Tinder or another dating site, remember this: the scammer is no friend of yours. The scammer is only out to make money from you. A good rule of thumb is to avoid anyone who requests money in exchange for your time. The more effort you make to meet someone, the less chance of becoming a victim.

On the other hand, keep in mind that with all the dating apps out there, there are plenty of fraudulent profiles as well. Look out for the scammer who has a sense of entitlement and has a desperation in their messages.


Many men are now more open to dating women who are older than them, whether or not they are married or with children. However, they should keep in mind that many women will only date a man if they are confident that they can move fast if the opportunity presents itself, in order to do so.

More women are dating online for similar reasons. Nowadays, many women aren’t trying to chase men, because they know that many men are too timid to pursue them aggressively. Therefore, they can get the guy they want with fewer compromises than they would have had in the past.

At the same time, many women are getting cheated on. However, they are not willing to blame men for this, because they realize that women need to be more secure in their love lives than they used to be.