Cupid online dating scams
However, many of the negative Catfish experiences on Ok Cupid hit closer to home: Ex lovers trying to check up on them, acquaintances or coworkers with fake profiles who are tired of the friend zone, married people, or those claiming to have all the right physical proportions you desire, only to physically resemble what you aren’t looking for.The internet is ripe with stories of Ok Cupid members pretending to be someone else.You also have the option of linking your Ok Cupid account with your Facebook login, which can be convenient if you’re prone to forgetting login information or passwords.While a casual site like Ok Cupid might not seem like the first place a Catfish would head, you’ll find that even Ok Cupid isn’t safe from the Scams and Spams of modern life. Sure, you might still have an unfortunate run-in with an automated bot, be asked for money, or contacted by someone a world away.Within hours of the expected arrival time, an emergency will strike: A work visa has expired, or their aunt/niece/child is sick and they need a few thousand dollars to be wired over so they can finally meet their intended.
“I’ve also seen my own photos and name used.” (The image of Grisham that was used by scammers is pictured, left) With a few of the largest player like OKCupid, Match, and others, there are precautionary measures in place.Filipino scammers may also ask you to send money for plane tickets, visa fees, marriage annulment fees or other travel related expenses. In one variation a Filipino asks you to send money so that she can purchase a webcam for an online video chat with you.The victim sends the money to purchase a webcam and the lady vanishes with the money never to be seen again.Several weeks later the victim looks at their credit card statement and sees billing for adult chat services.In this scam the scammer asks you to send money for fees for college, university or other educational activities.