I came up with this hobby when I discovered a phenomenon I had not been aware of: romance scams.
This was when I had just started experimenting online dating.
Scammers may pose using fake pictures and claiming to be from New Zealand or working overseas.The majority of accounts on dating websites are genuine people looking for romance, but fraudsters may try to contact you by making fake profiles, getting in touch and building what feels like a loving relationship.Once a fraudster using a fake dating profile is confident that they’ve won your trust, they will tell you about a problem they’re experiencing and ask you to help out by sending money.Many of us, though heartbroken and lonely, still entertain hope of finding new love.It takes guts to expose your deepest desires in an online community that many consider a bit dubious.You get to know the person, perhaps over weeks or months. All of a sudden they request a short-term loan for some personal crisis. These images can be used later on to blackmail you.