Other popular races are mixed (19 percent) and other (17 percent). Certain places Just like spam in your email inbox, scam profiles most commonly come from Nigeria (28 percent)."They try to be a different race, something other than the usual, because it sounds more exotic," Velasquez says. Other common countries of origin are the Ukraine (23 percent) and the Philippines (21 percent).Lovin' God Scammers are mostly Catholic, or at least they say they are.
"It's no problem, you just need to help me with the air ticked then I come to you. " Things continued in this way, until Frank eventually pushed his luck too far.
"I must have called a thousand times (thousand times)," was the message which broke the camel's back.
Seeking Arrangement caters to a very specific type of relationship, but the lessons here should apply to other dating sites and even to other aspects of digital life, Leroy Velasquez, a Seeking Arrangement spokesman, tells . It's a really crappy version of what a man or woman would get on a dating profile," he says.
"Because of the fact that we do cater to wealthy demographic, we do get an influx of scammers," he says. Seeking Arrangement got its latest stats from screening new profiles over 10 months.
IT' S tempting to ignore messages from people you don't know, especially when it's pretty obvious they're after something.
But where's the fun in that, when you could enter into an epic text exchange like this guy?
That widowed Ukrainian engineer you just met on your favorite dating website? Scam dating profiles are more likely to say they are Catholic; from Nigeria, the Ukraine or the Philippines; widowed and have a doctoral degree—among other characteristics, according to new data compiled by the dating website Seeking
Romance scammers tug at the heartstrings or stroke the ego to get dating site users to send them money.
Seeking Arrangement has never found a fraudulent profile in which the person said he or she had a high school diploma and no bachelor's degree, Velasquez says.
Certain races Although American Indians make up less than 2 percent of the U. population, 36 percent of scam profiles say they're Native.
Frank Flemming Jensen is from Denmark and decided to have a bit of fun when he received an unsolicited message from a woman on Facebook.