If they do, stop communicating with this scam artist. Weird links Legitimate users often post links to their favorite bands or hobbies, but scammers tend to fill their profiles with “spam” sites that sell products or tell you to “get rich quick.” If you see the latter, stay away. Double time Scammers will always try to accelerate the romance by offering a huge volume of compliments and sharing “secrets” that they have “never shared with anyone else.” After a few chat sessions or e-mails, they will usually ask for a small amount of money to cover all sorts of expenses. That widowed Ukrainian engineer you just met on your favorite dating website? Scam dating profiles are more likely to say they are Catholic; from Nigeria, the Ukraine or the Philippines; widowed and have a doctoral degree—among other characteristics, according to new data compiled by the dating website Seeking

Then a person on staff looks through the flagged profiles and decides whom to ban, Velasquez says.

Seeking Arrangement has banned 60,000 profiles in the last 10 months, or about 220 a day.

After seven days, you will then be charged a subscription.

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Eighty-two percent of banned Seeking Arrangement profiles say they're Catholic and religion was the most common trait among fraudulent accounts.

Scammer talk a lot about spirituality in the messages they send, too.

They are not what they seem, and will ask you to provide a user name, password and email address.

Once you’ve invested that much in the process, they ask for your credit card details as ‘secure age verification’. But at the bottom in small print it says a bonus offer of a ‘free trial’ for erotic websites.

For a small price, they say you can see people’s real life social media details if you sign up.