How to tell a scammer on a dating site
Video chatting with a person that you meet online is a common, normal practice in online dating.
In fact, all the couples I know who met online said that their first real conversations were over the phone or by video chat.
Do an easy Google Image search on a photo and see if it pops up on someone else's social media account or elsewhere online.
Recently, Notre Dame football star Manti Te'o was catfished by a 22 year old man named Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, who claimed to be Lennay Kekua, a 23 year old woman.
Some cities and states even post traffic tickets online. During a conversation, ask to see a photo of the person right then.Most professionals will at least have a Linked In page. Do some reconnaissance by using search engines to find public records.If you cannot find anything on the Internet about a person, they might not be telling you their real name, which is again a red flag. You might discover that (as with of Glenn Whitter) other people have complained about a person. If a person says they own a house, you will be able to easily determine if that's true, and also where it is and how long they have lived there.He was able to portray himself as the perfect catch for each of the women he scammed.He even was so bold as to take one of the women to "his condo" in Toronto, though as it turned out, he was not listed in any records as the owner of the condo.
If a person makes excuses every time that you want to Skype or talk via phone, this is a red flag.