She filled out a questionnaire and carefully crafted her profile.
It would have been easy to burnish the truth, but she presented herself honestly, from her age (57) and hobbies ("dancing, rock collecting") to her financial status ("self sufficient").
This list of confidence tricks and scams should not be considered complete, but covers the most common examples.
Confidence tricks and scams are difficult to classify, because they change often and often contain elements of more than one type.
It had been over two years since the death of her husband of 20 years; four, since she had lost her mother.The scammer cannot afford it, but offers to drive to meet you (or take a plane or bus), and requests money to help pay for this.After you send the money, you never hear from them again - or you receive ongoing excuses to delay the trip and more requests for money.Connecting Singles is different - we take great effort to get rid of scammers.Scores of suspicious profiles are deleted each day, however, scammers are good at what they do and some slip through the scam screens.Count Victor Lustig sold "money-printing machine" which he claimed could copy 0 bills.The client, sensing huge profits, would buy the machines for a high price (usually over ,000).The picture — outdoor photo, big smile — was real, and recent.And her pitch was straightforward: Looking for a life partner …As an older adult diving back into the dating scene, you feel like you’ve got a leg up on younger daters.Maybe you’re not as Internet savvy than those smartphone-slinging millennials.If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you can run an anti-virus scan on your device to make sure it is not infected with malware.If you are at an office or shared network, you can ask the network administrator to run a scan across the network looking for misconfigured or infected devices.Scammer is sick or has a sick parent or child, or is stuck in a country (Nigeria or Russia usually) and they need your help.