And it’s not just particularly vulnerable people who fall victim either.
“[It’s] not the case that stupid people fall for romance scams - they can be very clever,” Professor Monica Whitty, a cyber-psychologist, explains. Scamalytics, a company which runs anti-scammer software for a number of the major dating sites, are trying to reduce online dating fraud by creating profiles of the average male and female con artist.
By analysing the top 3,000 scammer profiles (that is, those they’ve come across most frequently in profiles blocked by their software in the last year) they’ve discovered what constitutes the ‘most attractive’ female and male propositions to those targeted by romance scammers.The male profile is in his late 40s (48 is the most common age) with a high income.This is the main reason why so many Eastern European women are seeking a husband abroad. I would describe myself as a very positive, active and open person. Someone sees in me a pretty girl, someone a good friend(I hope), somebody`s -daughter,someone subordinate at work...It is also why so many men from different countries decide to use our international marriage agency network to find a woman who shares their view of the couple and family life. I love life and people, that’s why I am very sociable and have a lot of friends! With the help of our trusted marriage agencies located in Eastern Europe, we can help men from all over the world to get in touch with single Eastern European women who are looking for a good and decent man to develop a relationship leading to marriage.Around 7.8 million UK adults used online dating sites in 2016, up from just 100,000 in 2000.
But just as dating app users are at an all-time high, so is the number of people becoming victims of online dating fraud.
The owners of our marriage agencies in Belarus, Moldova, Russia and the Ukraine are experienced matchmakers who take pride in helping their single women to find a good man to fulfill their dearest dream: to become a beautiful bride and share a happy family life.
Any decent and serious man who wishes to find his future wife in Eastern Europe can succeed.
Whether they found him and later divorced or are still hoping to find him locally…
the fact is that many of them will never find him because there is a lack of available men where they live. I am a very active person completely corresponding to the characteristic features of my zodiac sign. I`m here because I really want to find a right man for me.
He presents himself as a widower, with a degree and of average height (5’10”).