Occupation is a piece of description that is quite vital to spotting a romance scammer.The scammers often use their claimed profession as part of their scheme to lure money out of potential victims.Romance scammers are trying to sell a dream as fast as possible.

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The majority of romance scammers are not people with English as their native language and that is visible both in their profiles and the messages they send.

Furthermore a good chunk of the fraudster are part of a bigger scam organization.

Last month we dove into the dark side of internet dating and looked at romance scams and why people keep falling for them.

With the foundation in place, we want to move further and look at exactly what a moderator should be looking out for to catch romance scams so they can remove those fake profiles before they target your users.

He will however suggest that the profile of his potential victim profile made him believe in love again.

This way the victim is made to feel special and needed.

Profile pictures is one of the easiest things to investigate to identify if a profile is genuine (or not).

Scammers used to look to model stills or stock photos when creating their fake persona.

Scammers will often reuse pictures on multiple dating sites and a quick search will often reveal if a picture is stolen from an unsuspecting person.