Internet Dating Site Scams: How To Spot Them

Online dating is by no means new to the internet world, but one things for certain, the number of dating sites are rising at an alarming rate.

So what does this mean? There will be more and more scam sites that are going to be launched.

Internet dating site scams are something you want to avoid at all costs.

They give you absolutely NOTHING in return for your money, and they will continue doing it until you can learn how to spot them from the very start.

1. Find Your Dating Site

google website

Oh good, you found a viable dating site that we can begin our research on?

If you haven’t already, do a quick Google search.

It won’t take long before you can find one, as there are thousands of them available for us to use.

2. Don’t Be Fooled Too Easily

A lot of people get fooled into these fake dating websites simply because they let themselves.

Scammers are incredibly smart, they have fine-tuned their skills and now know exactly how to convert their traffic (you) into signing up.

And that’s with a professional-looking website.

The key here is “professional”, even if it does look the apart, do not let it fool you into thinking it is actually a legitimate website!

3. Do They Overemphasize The Word FREE?

free in red block letters

More often than not, if they are using the word “free” a lot of times in their main page, they are trying their hardest to get you to sign up.

Scammers will try to trick you as much as possible.

Even though every website on the internet that is free to sign up to has it mentioned at least once, somewhere on the main page, I tend to notice that these scam sites overuse this word too much.

Basically, they are “desperate for you to sign up”, in other words.

4. Do They Ask For Your Credit Card Details Right Away?

Many scam sites will try and get you to put your credit card details in as soon as you sign up.

They claim it is to verify your age, but it is actually to scam you right from the get-go.

Most of the time there will be a checked box that you don’t notice because they keep it incredibly small, while the word FREE is in big, bold writing so it overpowers the small box.

These ticked boxes will be automatically agreeing to a monthly (recurring) payment plan, so you get billed every month.

They can then start making money from you without you even knowing it!

5. Check The Terms And Conditions

The information that is located in their Terms and Conditions, AKA Terms of Service, can be your golden ticket.

Because they can get into trouble with the law if they aren’t being completely honest inside this area, you will notice that they are spilling everything that they are hiding.

This is exactly how you can find out all the secrets and deceitful tricks that they don’t tell you on the main page.

Check this page as soon as you sign up, but do NOT put your credit card details in until you do more research on the website first.

6. Search For A Review Online

Still can’t figure out if you signed up to a scam or not? You can search for the dating site name and “review” in Google.

I would say about 80% of reviews that you find online are genuinely correct, you will only see a small number of people writing fake reviews.

The fake reviews are from people that who are trying to make a quick buck off of you.

Because they aren’t there to actually help you, they will praise the website and get you to sign up under their link, ultimately making them a commission (money).

7. Are You Getting Private Messages Just Minutes After Signing Up?

Let’s face it, there’s no way you are going to get a private message from an actual, real person as soon as you sign up to a legit dating site.

But if the website is a scam, you WILL get one.

The private messages are fake/automated, which have been created to make you think hot girls want to chat with you.

However, you have to pay to use the chatting service.

Therefore, you’re more likely put your credit card details in and pay, aren’t you? Simply because you’re getting the impression that a cute girl wants to hook up!

And that’s why they use these automated tools, to get you to become a paying customer as fast as possible. Time is money in their eyes.

8. Are You Being Spammed With Emails Just Hours After Signing Up?

man looking at phone

To take it even further, some of these scam sites will email you a couple of hours later (after you have signed out, of course).

They will say that you have a private message waiting for you.

But when you log back on, uh oh…You need to pay to reveal what the message actually says.

If you have received these types of emails not long after signing up, there’s a very high chance that the website is a complete scam.

My Final Thoughts

If you follow the 8 steps that I’ve outlined inside this article, I guarantee that you will turn into a dating site, exposing machine!

Even by step 6 you will have a clear idea about the website that you are researching. It won’t take you long before you come to your very own conclusion.

You can then figure out for yourself (based on the data that you found and your own gut instinct), if whether the website is a complete scam or if it’s actually legit.

With thousands of scams on the internet, us honest guys can’t keep up with them all. However, they keep us on our toes, that’s for sure 🙂

Personally, I’m not a big fan dating sites, but I do enjoy helping people. So please let me know if you found this article helpful by leaving a nice comment below.

Otherwise, check out my thorough and honest review about

Brandon has written 14 articles

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