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RSN™ Anti-ScamScam A Scam is a confidence trick - a crime - is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their trust through deception. Scams or confidence tricks exploit victims using their credulity, naïveté, compassion, vanity, irresponsibility, or greed and exploiting that. Researchers have defined confidence tricks as "a distinctive species of fraudulent conduct ... intending to further voluntary exchanges that are not mutually beneficial", as they "benefit con operators ('con men' - criminals) at the expense of their victims (the 'marks')". A scam is a crime even if no money was lost. Tip: Online Dating Dangers – Is It Really A Verified Profile?
Many dating sites have added verification features to help site members feel safer about scammers.
Unfortunately, It Does The Exact Opposite.
There are an unlimited number of FREE phone numbers (even Google offers a free phone service) and other online services for online texting purposes out there, such as http://receive-sms-online.com/
These services allow scammers to “verify” a phone number that they don’t own, to receive verification codes. This “Verifies” them to the site, and then displays that they are a verified member. However, they are not really, are they?
The result of this is individuals become more susceptible to scammers because they believe that these verifications mean something that they do not.
So be warned, just because an Online Dating Website or App Profile is verified, does not mean the person has been! Never trust anyone online unless you personally know them or unless you verify them by other means!
Always Look For The Warning Signs, And Treat Verifications On Dating Websites As Just Another Way Scammers Get Past Our Defenses!
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