You’re asked almost instantly for your email address and are suddenly inundated with spam. And then use a separate address (as we suggested above) that you can easily cancel if you start to get a lot of spam.
Certainly the most common serious, and perhaps the most hurtful, the shakedown is an online dating scam usually run by an overseas woman (or even more common, a man posing as a woman).
Just like face-to-face dating, singles online try to put their best foot forward.
It is your life at stake here, so why not choose what is best for you?
I recommend this site to the serious seeker of love!
Watch for the warning signs we described above, and check out this article for more info on avoiding online dating scams.
Also, the third scam victim’s story here is a good example of the fourth online dating scam.