Look for a lack of family members posting on the user’s profile, few or no past posts about common life events, and multiple profiles using the same photos.
Investigators in the Trustify network are also available to help verify whether someone is a scammer through catfishing and online dating investigations.
Lilo Schuster was in her mid-40s, single, and looking for love.
After years of bad luck with dating, she, like millions of people across the globe, started using online dating sites to meet new people. Air Force pilot deployed to fight the Taliban in Afghanistan.
A few years ago, she received what appeared to be a promising email on the dating site He said he was a widower with an adorable daughter — the type of man and family that she'd been looking for, and most of all, he seemed very interested in Schuster.
“I just thought my prayers are being answered," she told VOA.