90% of profiles feature the same cliche phrases like: "I'm a hard-working guy who is looking for a nice girl." "I enjoy hanging out with my friends." "I'm an easy-going, fun person." DON’T DO THIS!
Although there's nothing inherently wrong with these sentences, you should avoid using them if possible, since so many other people have them on their profile.
“Working with dozens of possible outcomes, they carefully lay out every possible response, including dealing with broke guys who fell in love online,” said Alex Holden, the security expert who intercepted the romance scam package.
“If the mark doesn’t have money, the package contains advice for getting him credit, telling the customer to restate his love and discuss credit options.” Interestingly, although Russia is considered by many to be among the most hostile countries toward homosexuals, the makers of this dating scam package also include advice and templates for targeting gay men.
Most people don't put much thought into their headline and will write things like "looking for love" or "nice guy looking for a nice girl"... It will only make your profile blend in with everyone else's and could even convey desperation or a boring personality.
Instead, go with something witty and unique that either creates intrigue or makes someone laugh.
Virtually every aspect of cybercrime has been made into a service or plug-and-play product.
Another reason that call centers aren’t used earlier in romance scams: Hiring one is expensive.
Holden said that an enterprising fraudster with the right programming skills or the funds to hire a coder could easily automate the scam using bots that are programmed to respond to emails from the targets with content-specific replies.
The romance scam package urges customers to send at least a dozen emails to establish a rapport and relationship before even mentioning the subject of traveling to meet the target.
In the previous section, we showed you how to select great photos for your profile.
Now it's time to write a kick-ass bio that describes how awesome you are!