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By analysing the top 3,000 scammer profiles (that is, those they’ve come across most frequently in profiles blocked by their software in the last year) they’ve discovered what constitutes the ‘most attractive’ female and male propositions to those targeted by romance scammers.
The male profile is in his late 40s (48 is the most common age) with a high income.
episode where Tom Haverford makes 26 different online dating profiles to increase his odds of matching with every woman possible (after his nerd profile matched with his boss Leslie).
You may also have watched someone swipe right on every single Tinder option until they run out of every candidate within 100 miles or make joke profiles just for a laugh.
Around 7.8 million UK adults used online dating sites in 2016, up from just 100,000 in 2000.
But just as dating app users are at an all-time high, so is the number of people becoming victims of online dating fraud.
It was only when her money transfer was blocked due to a security alert around the man’s name that she realised something was wrong.
But she was feeling vulnerable after the breakdown of her marriage and agreed to transfer him a smaller amount, despite admitting it sounded “crazy”.She is 5’6”, has never been married, and has long brown hair and blue eyes.Photos used are often selfies of her wearing skimpy vest tops showing lots of cleavage.Watch out for inconsistencies and repetition too - if you’re talking to a team of scammers, they’re bound to forget what’s previously been said and slip-up occasionally.After reporting the profile to the dating site, stop all contact and get in touch with Action Fraud on 03.