POF : Exactly what are all of the scammers trying to sell? Where is the profit?
I keep encountering scammers here on POF, OkCupid, AshleyMadison, pretty much all of the dating sites. Very obviously not who they claim to be, in many cases (most?) not even native English speakers. Many of them are easy to pick out and avoid. I mean, seriously, how many beautiful young women actually want to meet a 70 year old man? But I’ll admit the scammers are getting smarter, many of them are now using pictures and descriptions of older, more mature women. Still attractive, but more age appropriate.
I have encountered many many many scammers like this lately. They sometimes can’t even keep it straight which city they are supposed to be in. There wouldn’t be so many of them if there weren’t a profit to be made somehow, but I’m not sure where or how they intend to monetize their actions. It’s like all the phone calls and mailings trying to sell you an extended car warranty. An extended car warranty costs a lot of money, and most of that is profit, therefore lots of people trying to sell you one.
But what exactly are all of these scammers on dating sites trying to sell? Where do they hope to make a profit? I can usually figure out if someone is real quickly enough that I never get to the « pitch ».