The male profile is in his late 40s (48 is the most common age) with a high income.He presents himself as a widower, with a degree and of average height (5’10”).Con artists are increasingly creating fake online profiles and tricking people on dating sites into handing over often large sums of money.One of the most common techniques is to build up trust with the person by messaging for weeks or even months before suddenly having an emergency - the fake person being mugged but their daughter needing urgent surgery, for example - and asking for money.
A new report by the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau has found that last year, singles were conned out of £39 million by fraudsters they’d met on dating sites and apps.
He is most likely to have a career in engineering, has no interest in politics, a full head of light brown hair, and the photos are often taken at a slight distance.
The female profile is in her 20s (29 was the most common age), and also has a high income.
The app permits only women to start a chat with their matches. Boys don’t get depress as wait only produces sweet results.
Bumble uses Facebook to form a user profile with photos and basic info, including the user’s college and job.