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).Dating scams are probably as old as civilization itself.But like all things driven down the information super highway, online dating is one way dating scams have picked up speed.(We don’t know the statistics for women.) Although it’s often very difficult to know whether or not someone is married, here are four tips to help you spot the warning signs: Some online dating scams aren’t dates at all, but a scam to hit you up with marketing emails or other spam.This annoying online danger usually happens when you first create your online profile and start chatting with other members. Don’t give out your email address before you’re certain of who you’re dealing with.
Online Dating Magazine suggests these tactics: An MSNBC article found one third of men dating online are married!In most cases the victim will be requested to pay approximately 0 – 0 to obtain a certificate which claims to issued by local authorities.