Often, the 'young woman' will claim to be finishing her education, or to have a small business or otherwise sound industrious and somewhat educated.
As with the con artists targeting women, these scammers can frequently have well-written profiles rather than the broken language of a few years ago.
Men who get online messages from much younger women should assess whether the goal is financial and whether conning could be the motive.
Certainly, there are successful relationships with age differences in the couple, but the anonymity an online venue provides makes potential victims even less able to evaluate the situation than in person.
Women Targeting Men: Often, the photos will be of incredibly sexy, young and beautiful.
She thinks you're the man of her dreams, even if you're in your 50s, overweight and no longer Mr. The photos can be overly provocative (the con artist wants to get your attention), or sometimes look less suggestive, but very exotic.
And we all know that many people end up being conned in person, too.
Since you probably are not the one who initiated contact (by clicking on the profile and sending a message), your first contact with them will likely be when the con artist send you a message wanting to meet you.A few years ago, they used to be easy to spot, because there usually wasn't a photo and the profile was often poorly written, in broken English.In recent years, this is no longer the case, which means potential victims are even more vulnerable than before.The Photo: Many con artists who troll dating sites now use photos that are almost too good to be true, or look slightly 'off' for some reason.Men Targeting Women: Con artists targeting women will often post model-perfect photos on the profile page.His picture looks like he's a nice guy, and he's so cute. While many couples meet, date and even marry through online sites, not all online encounters lead to wedded bliss, and some can lead to financial or emotional disaster.