How to Set Yourself Apart from Online Scammers

How to Protect Yourself from ScammersWe’ve all been scammed in life, and sometimes it’s worse than other times. Maybe someone charged you twice for the bunch of bananas you bought… a minor scam.

Or maybe someone online asked you to wire him or her $10,000 to “get out of a bind and come back to the US.”

Whatever the scam, the scammers in question generally have one common theme: They reach out to you and get you.

Why am I sharing this information? Do I want to turn you into the next Lennay Kekua? Obviously not! What I do want you to do, though, is to be proactive in your online dating endeavors.


These online scammers don’t wait around until people come to them, and neither should you.

In order to be proactive with online dating, here are a few steps you should take:

  1. Create a Profile that Gets you Noticed
    Really take your time on this because you want to make sure you’re putting your best foot forward.
  2. Find 3 to 5 Photos that Showcase you.
    If you don’t have some readily available, then have a professional take some.
  3. Search for Potential Matches.
    This is how you’ll find those who interest you.
  4. E-mail the Matches you Find.
    Yes, both men and women should e-mail potential matches.
  5. Keep at it for at Least a few Months
    Too many people quit online dating after a week or two, stating, “It just doesn’t work.” Give it some time. Rome wasn’t built in a day.

When you’re proactive and into the process, online dating no longer seems as daunting. In fact, it might even be fun! So get out there and date… proactively!

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