Very few people know this, but emails actually arrive in your inbox with a “˜receipt’ also called a “header”, which contains a lot of information about the sender.
When trying to determine if you are dealing with a scammer, look at the email. Embedded in there is the source IP address – which you can easily trace back to the country of origin. This is usually enough to provide that the dating profile contains false statements.
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The following is reprinted from MakeUseOff.com:
Accessing the email header is different for every email provider or email application, and sometimes, it is even hidden. In most of the cases however, the option to reveal the full header will be somewhere in the area where the subject and sender name are provided.