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Then there is a recovery scam - a scammer recontacting you pretending to be FBI, EFCC or any other authority, telling he can help you recover your money... And finaly there is a "stuck parcel" scam, when they supposedly sent you goods/gifts, but they got stuck somewhere on the way (for example, on the customs) and you have to pay to "customs" or some bogus shipping company to get them.All types of scams are described in details on Romancescam.Usually they say to keep some money for your trouble.Needless to say, those Money Orders or checks are no good, and not even worth the paper they're printed on.Some network sites make money from advertisements and member communication, while others like to inflate their member base to make it look as though users have plenty of matches to choose from.Another theory is that dating sites want to gauge how many members are trying to collect on a 3 or 6 month guarantee.However, Nigerian dating scam (or romance scam), besides just asking for money for their studies, sick relatives, etc..usually involves this scheme: the scammers upload fake attractive photos, in most cases of white people.
Never re-ship anything for strangers, especially to Africa.
They connect with your wallet and that's it, complete waste of time. While there are some real profiles, very few of them are actually active. Matching criteria, age and distance are meaningless. Once your account is up and running, you'll get pinged constantly by the same people "viewing" your profile over and over and over again. Many of people contacting me had nothing to really say.
I wish I never got on this website, I will continue to write reviews for this because people have to know not to get involved with this website. Zoosk ignores data points and bombards you with profiles of potential matches 100 miles away, always older than you, often outside your other key filters. You'll think they're obsessed with you but never message you. These may be ghost profiles Zoosk kept from people who previously subscribed and in some cases, a real person may have swiped your photos for a tenth of a second, and pinged Zoosk, which then auto tags you and creates a phony "like" or "connection". Spammy, fake, ** and scam profiles run amok on Zoosk and Zoosk is complicit at best in not enforcing reported fake profiles. Others seemed real but were too far away, smokers (which I said I did not want), or some other mismatch.
Dating sites are big business and the market is so saturated that the competition to keep up is stiff.
Companies are vying for financial gains by recruiting and maintaining new members.