Someone approached me asking for help to locate a (+44) number. I told her that as far as I know, +44 is the country code for UK. She seemed surprised so I asked her what’s that about. Apparently she joined Interpals.net and someone called “Raymond Banks” claiming to be from the US gave her his number (+44) 7024024413 and email address: email@example.com
I did a quick search for that number online and a person advertising a service in Nigeria that provides matchmaking people with a “sugar daddy” or “sugar mummy”.
If you’re someone who is using a dating site or such social networking websites to look for dates, you need to be very careful. There seems to be a heck of a lot of scammers there. It’s amazing that these social networking sites doesn’t seem to be doing anything about it.
I don’t really know if people who are into dating sites should consider paid ones. Perhaps they have better security there? It’s probably just a little safer to try Facebook. Join a singles wanting to mingle group and send people you like private messages. That way you get to add each other and see each other’s friends. It’s not a sure-fire way to meet legit new people online but it’s probably a little better than these dating sites.