Seeking Arrangement caters to a very specific type of relationship, but the lessons here should apply to other dating sites and even to other aspects of digital life, Leroy Velasquez, a Seeking Arrangement spokesman, tells . It's a really crappy version of what a man or woman would get on a dating profile," he says."Because of the fact that we do cater to wealthy demographic, we do get an influx of scammers," he says. Seeking Arrangement got its latest stats from screening new profiles over 10 months.Lovin' God Scammers are mostly Catholic, or at least they say they are.Eighty-two percent of banned Seeking Arrangement profiles say they're Catholic and religion was the most common trait among fraudulent accounts.
" - They use "At me" a lot, for example: "At me it hurts" - They often finish their letters with "I shall wait with impatience your letter" (or reply) - They proclaim you love in the first week or two - They call you "my dear xxx", "my love xxx", "my angel xxx" (xxx - your name) almost from the very beginning - They keep talking about their feelings and how much they want to be with you half of the letter - They almost never ask you questions about your lifestyle, your job, your kids, your interests, your income - At the same time, they always want to know your home address, phone number and ask to send them a lot of your photos - They never show up on a webcam - They may send you the same letter twice - They may mistakenly send you a letter addressed to somebody else - They will send you photos in almost every letter - They often change e-mail address during correspondence, because their providers sometimes close their mailboxes for scam and spam - They may vanish for a month or so, then re-appear like as if nothing - They will give your e-mail address to other scammers and you will start getting e-mails from other Russian "girls" - They are often filthy, don't mind talking dirty and sending naked or half-naked photos - They say they are writing from the Internet cafes - Their Internet costs are always very high - Their income is always very low and they keep talking about it - They may ask you to send them money to pay for their Internet or phone, or even for their clothes - They may ask you to send them money to pay for the medical bills of their relatives who suddenly got sick, got in a car accident, etc..(And if your photo appears in any scams, here, or on other websites, let us know so we can remove it or help in the process!) Just like the Nigerian letter scams and the fake lotteries, there is often no real woman wanting to meet you; it is just a scam to get you to send money (for many different reasons: translations, agency commissions, to pay fees, sick brother, etc) or airline tickets.The profiles first go through automated screening software, which flags both traits in the profile, such as certain ethnicities, and things that aren't visible in the profile, such as certain IP addresses and even certain passwords that scammers seem to like more than other people.Then a person on staff looks through the flagged profiles and decides whom to ban, Velasquez says.Seeking Arrangement has never found a fraudulent profile in which the person said he or she had a high school diploma and no bachelor's degree, Velasquez says.Certain races Although American Indians make up less than 2 percent of the U. population, 36 percent of scam profiles say they're Native.Saying they're self-employed makes them more difficult to fact-check by searching a corporate website, Velasquez says.And royalty have money they can send you, if you only give them your bank account information, while engineers may seem smart and thus trustworthy, Velasquez says.XXX travel - They also talk about "free money" which they will have to show in the embassy for each day of their stay with you, or on the plane (total bull!) - They will send you their scanned documents, most often their "passport" and "visa" - They may tell you the story about their friend and her "groom" who can do a balance transfer on your credit card, so you can later send this money to them via Western Union - In this case, they will keep asking what is your credit card limit - They don't like Money Gram, prefer Western Union - They usually pick up money at the same time, probably during the shift of their accomplices at Western Union - If you send them some money, they will try to get more money from you - Once they cannot get any more money from you, they will stop writing - If you call them scammer, they will tell you that you are a "stupid man", that you "broke their heart" and stop writing - General info on Nigerian dating scams - General info on Russian dating scams - Our HUGE scam database with photos that scammers use - Signs you may be dealing with a Nigerian scammer - Signs you may be dealing with a Russian scammer - Profile descriptions used by Russian scammers: Page 1 - Profile descriptions used by Russian scammers: Page 2 - Profile descriptions used by Russian scammers: Page 3 - Addresses and names used by Nigerian scammers - Forum: report your scammer here - E-mail addresses of scammers: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 - How to detect the Russian scam - How do Russian scammers operate - Tactics of Russian scammers - Why Russian scammers use The Bat!