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.
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.
Scammer talk a lot about spirituality in the messages they send, too.
Velasquez thinks this helps them seem more moral and trustworthy.
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.Password preferences Or maybe they really do identify as religious?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.Some sites will then allow you to see the content of those messages, others won’t. This means that unless the person contacting you sends you a phone number, or email address (some sites automatically remove these) you won’t be able to contact them until you pay for your membership.Some of the best “free” online dating sites will allow you to send someone a winkie, “like” their profile, or favourite them.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.