09-May-2016 15:33

But something just doesn't feel quite right; things she said, inconsistencies, perhaps she is even starting to drop hints that she needs money! One of the first things you can do to put your mind at ease is to see if she has been flagged before as a scammer.

You suspect that she may be a scammer, but you don't want to insult her on the off chance that she is legit! There are a couple sites out there that have pictures of known dating scammers - like this one - but honestly, unless you want to spend hours and hours pouring thru their databases, I find them pretty useless in all but the most extreme cases.

So, unless you have a connection at interpol, what is the soultion?

So Scamalytics dug into its data, finding the sentences that are most-used by scammers, which all come from “actual scammer profiles detected on our network”, many of which have been used on hundreds of fake profiles.In addition to giving an example and flavour of the kind of language and grammar that is often used by scammers, the data can also have a practical use for dating sites – allowing them to search their own sites for these dodgy sentences. Born in Newcastle, he has an English degree from Queen Mary, London and after working for the NHS, trained as a journalist with the Press Association.