Dating fraud in ghana
Here are some tips for spotting a Catfish: Do they look like a model?
Do they seem way too perfect to be a normal person?
Anyone can fall victim to an internet scam, not just the naive or socially inexperienced.
Falling for a Catfish has nothing to do with intelligence or rational thinking – it’s all about HOPE.
A good guide is to aim to meet in person within one month of connecting online.
Real intimacy takes time to build, it is based on trust.Although the majority of these covert predators are based in Africa, mainly Nigeria and Ghana, they show up on our dating sites as attractive, Western-looking, perfect potential dates.They often use false photographs stolen from other peoples’ social media sites and they present too-good-to-be-true stories about their lives and achievements. It’s important to the note that Catfish prey on all types of people.If their other social media profiles appeared online around the same date as their dating profile, this could be an indicator of deception.
If their Facebook profile has less than 100 friends or no people are tagged in their photos, this is also an indicator of a fake profile.Search their photos using Google Search By Image – if you find the same images on lots of different sites linked to different names or if the images turn up on a stock photo site or modelling site, you might want to think twice. If they claim to be a brain surgeon and part time pilot, who enjoys running monthly marathons and volunteering to save the children in Africa, your alarm bells might start ringing. Early in your interaction, ask them to send you a photo and if they refuse, you might become suspicious.