7 Signs A Dating Profile Is Fake (2023 Edition)

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Since dating apps have become more prevalent, online dating has become popular. However, the convenience of swiping and matching has led to the rise of online dating scams.

In fact, losses from romance scams totaled over $304 million in 2020, and in 2021 that number increased to $547 million, according to the Federal Trade Commission.

You can stay safe while looking for love online by following these common signs a dating profile is fake:

1. They only have one photo

A single photo is among the most common indications of a fake dating profile. Scammers will typically use stock images or pictures of models to create a false identity. If a user only has one photo, requesting more or moving on to someone else is best.

2. They talk about crypto and finance

Another red flag to look for is if they discuss cryptocurrency or finances. Scammers frequently try to entice their victims with the promise of quick riches or investments. It’s best to be cautious if someone you meet online starts talking about money or investments.

Be wary of any links sent to you by someone you just met online. These links may contain phishing scams or malware that will harm your device or steal your personal information. If you meet someone online and they send you a link, avoid clicking on it.

4. They start asking you for money

Asking for money is one of the most common ways scammers try to get their victims. They may fabricate a story about needing money for a sick family member or to travel to meet you. If you meet someone online and they start asking for money, it’s best to end the conversation and report them to the dating app.

5. Love bombing

When someone showers you with affection and compliments early in a relationship, this is known as love bombing. While this may appear to be a good thing, it can also be a sign of a scammer. Scammers use love bombing to create a false sense of intimacy and trust to obtain money or personal information.

6. They use generic sentences

Scammers frequently use generic sentences and phrases, which can indicate that their messages are copied and pasted. It’s best to be cautious if someone you just met online uses generic sentences or phrases.

7. Never meet in person

Avoiding face-to-face meetings is a common tactic used by scammers. They may claim to live a long distance away or have an excuse for being unable to meet up. It’s best to end the conversation if someone you met online hesitates to meet in person.

These tips on how to spot a scammer can keep you safe while looking for love online. Keep an eye out for red flags such as having only one photo, discussing money or investments, sending suspicious links, requesting money, love bombing, using generic sentences, and avoiding meeting in person. Stay safe and notify the dating app of any suspicious activity.


  • Rebecca Fraser

    Rebecca covers all aspects of Mac and PC technology, including PC gaming and peripherals, at Digital Phablet. Over the previous ten years, she built multiple desktop PCs for gaming and content production, despite her educational background in prosthetics and model-making. Playing video and tabletop games, occasionally broadcasting to everyone's dismay, she enjoys dabbling in digital art and 3D printing.

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