Now I don’t think you should be suspicious of every profile online and I don’t see this process necessary most of the time.
In my fictional example that I’ve been walking through here, it’s become clear that someone is using an image of the Victoria Secret model Miranda Kerr.
While it’s bad news that optimized messaging used for scamming is spread, it’s good news for those of us trying to spot the romance scam profiles as we can search for known patterns in the language used.
Here are some examples of language and wordings often used by romance scammers on online dating sites: Language is a great way to do a cursory check for scammers on your site.
Here is a lot to look out for so to make it more manageable we have divided the scam markers into 4 different categories: language, message content, profile and geolocation.
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.