Scam? Swipe carefully.

You’ve been swiping for such as the long time that meeting people is just as easy as you could have never ever imagined it is. And, chances are, you’ve seen someone that makes you stop for a while, maybe he or she got a pretty smile, or maybe, there is something about him or her that makes you want to send a message in just a matter of seconds. Because why not, online dating is probably here to connect you with anyone instantly. But, before plunging and giving in yourself out there, a recent study reckons for you to stop right there.

A company which is responsible for protecting the top dating sites in the UK has discovered an increasing number of selfies used on fake profiles.

Almost everyone took a selfie for their profile. But, not entirely.

A dating industry expert and founder of the UK Dating Awards, Charly Lester, claims that the increasing self-taken photos is because people sees selfie as candid and sincere. “While it is obviously hard to ‘fake’ a selfie, it is increasingly easy to steal selfies from social media. Twitter and Instagram are full of selfies of celebrities and normal people, which can be very easily copied, and then added to fake profiles.”

“It’s really important, if you are online dating, that you are aware that people might not be who they say they are. Even if someone has multiple selfies on their profile, all of the same people, the photos could have been stolen from someone else’s Twitter or Instagram. And if you are someone who uses social media a lot, be careful what you post online, and who has access to it. “

Scamalytics identifies over a quarter of a million fake profiles and prevents romance scammers’ access to most of the online dating sites.

For anyone second-guessing someone online may not be who he or she says they really are, here is take away advice from Scamalytics:

  1.  Use Google images to check if their photo is real or it has been taken from someone else’s social media.

  2. Carefully check their online dating profile to make sure any physical descriptions is the same with their photos.

  3.  Ask questions which require local knowledge. If someone insists on telling stories why they can’t answer facts about locals hubs, make sure to be careful.

  4.  Scammers often use the same descriptions in fake profiles. Put the descriptions of the dating profile into quotes and search for it on Google.

  5. Be careful when someone insists on getting you onto different messaging platform quickly. Scammers will try to take you away from dating sites, where conversation can be monitored.

  6.  Be cautious when someone tries to use excuses why they can’t meet you up in person.

  7. No matter how they try to convince you, or whatever reason they seem to have, never ever give money to anyone you meet online.

This doesn’t mean you should avoid online dating. But, it does mean you should be aware in every situation you’re trying to get in.

The thing is, behind the scene of Zorpia, all profiles are carefully verified to make dating easy and fun for you.

Someone out there is right for you, never let scammers get in your way.

 

No Comments Published: March 16th, 2017

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When people connect friendships develop and become meaningful overtime. Zorpia is a people meeting network and we’re happy when clients looking to make new friends actually find love.. And because of this, we receive hundreds of testimonials from people who met and fell in love at Zorpia.

Take the case of Jimmy Adam -

“Hello team Zorpia, Thank you so much for the wonderful opportunity given to me here to look for that special someone! I am now a happy man and you guys are amazing! Wish i can stay longer here but i really have to leave! She does not want me to remain. Thank you all and all the best for the rest still searching for their love ones.”

A sentiment echoed by Gracie when she says -

“Thank you zorpia, I found my true love, you helped me find the man of my life…more power god bless.”

Something dewaynehatzog also shares -

“Chelsea and I found each other here and have hit it off. After some skypes and e-mails we are now a couple. Thank you Zorpia!”

and Diana Rachiu -

“Dear Zorpian team, I met Daren Morgan through Zorpia. we exchanged our email address and have since been in touch. And i have decided to go off Zorpia so as to concentrate on this relationship and see how far it will take us. Thanks to the Zorpian team.”

While we’re sorry to see people go, we’re happy to see people leave for the right reasons. User feedback is important to us especially when we receive testimonials of how we played a part in connecting two people who found happiness together. It tells us we must be doing something right. Because of this we are committed to make Zorpia a safe, unique and wonderful environment for meeting new friends.

Share your story. Shoot us an email. We’d be happy to hear from you. While you’re at it, have fun!

No Comments Published: December 15th, 2014
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