There are multiple types of scams using fake profiles and they become more complex and advanced as efforts to combat them push forward. Fake profile pictures are usually easy to spot, but people with fake profiles are becoming more clever as time goes on.
Usually someone who has gone through a divorce, lost a husband or has been single for a long time. These type of scammers usually will refuse to talk on the phone in most cases.Some are completely innocent and others have a negative reason.One simple rule you need to remember is, if it seems to good to be true, it probably is.Trying to make their fake profile seem as real as possible.With sites like Facebook for example, it is pretty easy to obtain a few lifelike images opposed to the airbrushed model photos that have often been used in the past. If you suspect the person you are speaking with is a con artist, research their screen name, email address and phone number.While nothing is 100% fool proof, there are steps you can take to minimize your chances of being lured by a fake profile. As a single Christian, do you feel like God has someone special in mind for you but you just haven’t found them yet?The stories they give are along the lines of working over seas, usually in some high paying job like gas and oil. They will try to get your personal information such as address and start sending their victims gifts. They will claim it is from someone who works for them and is still living in the United States or United Kingdom.In reality these gifts are coming from someone else who is also being scammed by a fake profile.Most, but not all of these scams originate in Africa.Ghana and Lagos are popular hot spots for people with fake profiles.