(This may be specific to Seeking Arrangement, where most of the wealthy "sugar daddy" users are straight men. "These men and women tug on your heartstrings," Velasquez says.Doctoral delusion Thirty-seven percent of scam profiles say they have a graduate degree and 54 percent say they have doctorates.Started in 2005, Japan Cupid is part of the well-established Cupid Media network that operates over 30 reputable niche dating sites.As one of the largest Japanese dating sites, we have thousands of Japanese women signing up everyday interested in meeting someone like you.Most Filipino dating scammers work on the principle of low value, high volume scamming.Typically this involves asking a victim to send a small amount of money to buy food, pay for daily living expenses, internet access, hiring a private room with a webcam or numerous other variations on the above.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.
Scammers are more likely than honest profiles to have passwords like "godisgood" or "lovinggod." Look out for ladies Seventy-one percent of scam profiles say they're female. Federal Bureau of Investigation says the most common romance scam target is a woman over 40.) Black widows Sixty-three percent of scam profiles say they're widowers.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.Although these countries are well known for scams, scammers nevertheless will be honest in their profile about where they're located because automated screening software looks for discrepancies between stated locations and where people actually sign onto the site.Shifty jobs Twenty-six percent of scammers say they're engineers, 25 percent say they're royalty and 23 percent say they're self-employed.