And, reluctantly, she did. At first, she just tiptoed around the many dating sites, window-shopping in this peculiar new update. The choices were overwhelming. It wasn't until the fall that Amy was ready to dive in. The scams were coming, and she didn't want to face them alone. She signed up for a six-month subscription to Match.
Online Dating Scams: How To Tell If You Are Being Baited by a Catfish (Dr. Phil)
He loves me not? Manitowoc woman who lost $10K in online romance scam shares story on Dr. Phil
Dr Phil opened the show by sharing a seemingly loving statement about someone who is happy and affectionate toward a partner. Dr Phil said this letter was written to his guest, Dawn, from her boyfriend David, whom she has never met. David said he has a secret government job, and the audience was already tittering. It gets better: he is in a Turkish prison and has also been in a foreign hospital during the course of their seven-month relationship. Later in the show, Dr Phil would introduce Craig, who has not yet met his online girlfriend, Jen.
Dr Phil: How To Spot Online Scams & Nigerian Internet Romance Alert
Dr Phil January 24 delved into the seedy world of online dating scams to try to find answers for people who had possibly fallen prey to Internet con artists. Could Dr Phil help these people get to the truth? Plus, learn how to spot online scams. Dr Phil had an update about Jen Johnson, the online girlfriend who was supposed to meet her Marine boyfriend for the first time, and Internet dating advice. Dr Phil shared a list of characteristics you can use to detect an online romance scam.
Dating has changed a lot in the past few decades, for better and for worse. It's great that meeting someone new is so easy now, but the rise of online dating has also opened the door for a peculiar new scam called 'catfishing. Catfishing is an online con where someone assumes a new identity in order to seduce a stranger on the internet. Some people do this for companionship, because they feel like their own identity isn't good enough.