How To Spot A Scam On Interracial Dating Sites

How To Spot A Scam On Interracial Dating Sites

Not all interracial and black dating sites are created equal. As with many niche dating sites out there (that is, sites that cater to a specific kind of dating, like black dating, asian dating, senior dating, etc), interracial and black dating sites are so focused on getting people on the site that they aren’t concerned with the upkeep of their safety and security features. So, here are a few things to be on the look out for when you’re looking to spot a scam on interracial dating sites:

Black Dating Site Scam #1: Emergency Money

One of the oldest and most common scams you may come across on a black dating site is the “emergency money” scam. You’ll meet a real person online (of course, they are using a fake name, fake photos and are most likely not even the gender they say they are) and they will befriend you quickly. They will refuse to meet in person, but talk to you all the time. Then, all of a sudden, you will get a message from them saying something along the lines of, “I hate to do this, but is there any way you could loan me some money? I swear I’ll pay it back, but I’m having a bit of an emergency over here.” The “emergency” may not always be the same, but their request for money will always be there. Another tip to watch for is if they mention that they need the money because they are stranded in another country, especially one like Nigeria (this is where the emergency money scam emerged). DO NOT GIVE THEM MONEY. It is a scam and you will never meet this person or see that money again.

Black Dating Site Scam #2: Have Love, Can’t Travel

In this scam, members will get to know you (again, mostly using a fake name, fake photos, and most often a fake gender), and will list themselves as living in your area, only to tell you later that they actually live in a different country but that they love you and will gladly meet up with you and do anything you want, as long you pay for their airfare. DO NOT GIVE THEM MONEY. It is a scam and you will never meet this person or see that money again.

Black Dating Site Scam #3: Business Investment

The third interracial and black dating site scam we’d like to tell you about is the “business investment” scam. Much like the other two scams we have listed, you will find that a member on the site will befriend you, flirt with you, and generally gain your trust. After that they will present you with some sort of business opportunity, promising you that if you invest money in their proposal, you will make it back tenfold! DO NOT GIVE THEM MONEY. It is a scam and you will never meet this person or see that money again. Heed the advice we have given you in this article and you will be able to avoid using the wrong interracial and black dating sites and getting scammed.