I just wanted to share my e Harmony experience with the world so that unsuspecting single women can be alert to this kind of dating scam. It didn’t work on me but I don’t want anyone to fall for it. I was a member of e Harmony and was matched to a nice man with similar interests, etc. This man claimed to be a vet who worked as an independent contractor for the World Animal Health Organisation. He said he was Greek but went to college in England. We went through the e Harmony process and eventually started open communication on our own. I live on a farm and know a lot about animal health, plus I am scientist currently working in the health care industry. He was a very sweet guy…sent some nice pictures of himself and his son, said all the right things, wrote a lot–he played his part well. He did make it more realistic by having a child talking and laughing in the background during one of his calls (his “son”). I waited for the “big emergency” to come up that would lead him to ask me for money. I’ll bet he has 10 other women going on this same story as we speak! Basinas Age: 41 birth date 08/12/67 Son: Milo birth date 08/10/2000 Cell Phone: 234-803-347-4079 London Address: 136 Gilbourne Road Plumstead, London SE18 7NX Nigerian PO Box 3537 Apapa, Lago Nigeria Nigerian Hotel: White Leaf Hotel & Suites 14 Devon Drive Ikeja, Engu Lagos Nigeria (this isn’t the hotel address) Email address: [email protected] Union site: Enugu Nigeria Other Info: I have pictures too of some good looking man with a cute kid. Victims think they’re just helping out their soulmate, never realizing they’re aiding and abetting a crime.Here are some warning signs that an online love interest might be a fake.And if the person’s online profile disappears a few days after they meet you, that’s another tip-off.Here’s the real deal: Don’t send money to someone you met online — for any reason.
There are dating sites that cater to certain niche audiences such as the infamous and of course there are still the large established mega sites such as match.com, eharmony, and others.Social media was a particularly active contact method with reported losses of .5 million in 2016 compared to .8 million in 2015.As Australia’s most trusted dating site, e Harmony has an entire Trust & Safety team dedicated to monitoring the site 24/7 and preventing fraud.Here Are Some Red Flags You Shouldn't Ignore When You're Looking For Love Online: Red Flag #1 - They Don’t Really Answer Your Questions Directly A lot of scammers will use bots, (programs that mimic human interactions) to try and con users into visiting sites or performing some action that scammers want their victim to perform (such as divulging personal information. They don't interact well (except for maybe some of the more robust "chatterbots").
When you ask a bot a question, it's most likely not going to give you a straight answer.While there are extensive safety measures in place, there is still a need for Australians to take responsibility for their online safety and understand what signs to look out for anything suspicious.