Scammer talk a lot about spirituality in the messages they send, too.
Velasquez thinks this helps them seem more moral and trustworthy.
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Doctoral delusion Thirty-seven percent of scam profiles say they have a graduate degree and 54 percent say they have doctorates.
Seeking Arrangement has never found a fraudulent profile in which the person said he or she had a high school diploma and no bachelor's degree, Velasquez says.
Certain races Although American Indians make up less than 2 percent of the U. population, 36 percent of scam profiles say they're Native.
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That widowed Ukrainian engineer you just met on your favorite dating website? Scam dating profiles are more likely to say they are Catholic; from Nigeria, the Ukraine or the Philippines; widowed and have a doctoral degree—among other characteristics, according to new data compiled by the dating website Seeking
Romance scammers tug at the heartstrings or stroke the ego to get dating site users to send them money.
Other popular races are mixed (19 percent) and other (17 percent). Certain places Just like spam in your email inbox, scam profiles most commonly come from Nigeria (28 percent).