Is LatamDate scam a real thing or not? Let’s put an end to the debate once and for all.
Safety is a major concern of many people using the Internet these days, but especially those who use online dating sites and apps to find love. And it’s understandable given the fact that we’re most vulnerable when we open ourselves up and reveal our weaknesses in romantic relationships.
Here at LatamDate, we’ve assembled a skilled team of computer and security experts to establish a series of viable anti-scam measures to prevent our online dating users from being scammed. And while we use premium anti-scam protection tools to ensure that our foreign male users are dating real Latina women, fraudsters and scammers always improvise to come up with new ways to target unsuspecting users and steal their money.
That’s why it’s highly advised to follow these 7 tips to ensure that you never become a victim of scam on online dating websites.
Don’t give out your trust so easily. Your trust serves as the protective shield that guards you from being scammed on Latin dating sites. And fraudsters know this so they try to gain your trust as soon as possible. The tried-and-true way of gaining someone else’s trust is by declaring their love within days of meeting you on LatamDate or other online dating websites. Do NOT let fraudsters and scammers take advantage of you by giving them your trust so easily.
Be a Sherlock Holmes. Every one of us has a little Sherlock Holmes inside. Unleash your inner detective and Google Colombian girls you encounter on online dating websites to see if their name ever pops up on other websites warning you be cautious or they have ever been caught before. Don’t limit your “investigation” by searching only the name of your chat buddy. Google their images to see if they have been stolen and reused from some other dating profile.
Be alert. Always. One of the thing that helps avoid being scammed and ensure your safety on dating sites is to always be alert and vigilant. In most cases, when people on dating sites ask for your money (for a plane ticket, to pay off debt, for food, etc.) too soon after you started chatting, it should be a major red flag. So make sure that you chat with a girl for at least a few weeks before sending her money. Typically, scammers who see that you are not willing to send them money right away vanish or start ignoring you. Those who continue chatting with you for weeks despite your refusal to send them money right away can be trusted, though there are some crafty and persistent fraudsters out there.
Never reveal your personal information to a stranger. We often hear complaints from our users that fraudsters create fake profiles and pretend to be LatamDate agents who message users asking them for their personal data. Our agents never communicate with users via chat, we only use emails in case we need to reach out to you. But even if you receive an email from our agent, always make sure it’s our real agent, not a scammer looking to steal your personal info.
Stay away from suspicious links and files. Hackers resort to many techniques and tools to hack unsuspecting users, and this includes chatting on online dating sites. So stay away from suspicious links and files sent to you by (fake) Colombian girls. In most cases, these links are accompanied by some friendly, call-to-action text such as “Check out my intimate photos by downloading these files” or “If you want to see my hot pics, go here (and a link to some fishy website).”
Don’t move communication off of LatamDate too soon. Since scammers and fraudsters are banned by LatamDate in case our team of security experts detects any suspicious activity or receive complaints from users, fraudsters will try to move communication off of LatamDate app or site too soon. In such a way, fraudsters are less likely to get caught. Generally, you should wait until you get to know a person better before giving out your personal or contact information. This usually takes from three to six weeks of regular communication via online dating apps. –
Beware of these red flags. Since fraudsters and scammers usually communicate with multiple users at once, they almost always get the details wrong. They may be confusing your name with someone else’s, details in their story don’t add up, they forget what you talked about the day before, and in general, chatting with them feels vague and not real. Most fraudsters tend to dodge questions in order to avoid getting caught.
Our security experts at LatamDate review and detect fraudulent actions to ensure the safety of our users and prevent fraudsters from successfully scamming our users out of their money. In case you detect any suspicious activity or think a dating profile is fake, don’t hesitate to contact our support team.