It is our goal to help you successfully find your match. This is why we have prepared these GenerationLove guidelines to protect members from scam and fraud. If we or any of our members have reason to mistrust any kind of activity on our website, we will investigate such a case with great diligence. Do not send money to people you have only met in internet. If you are asked for money by a GenerationLove member, please inform us immediately! You will find a "Report Abuse" feature in every profile, and we ask our members to report any abuse or suspicious behavior.
The good news is, however, that thousands of sincere people are longing to love and be loved and to find their match.
We have compiled the following dating guide to help you recognize dishonest behavior early:
We make every effort to keep GenerationLove free of scammers. We actively work against scams and do our utmost to protect our clients from abuse.
We provide a "Report Abuse" feature visible on every profile and we ask our members to report any abuse or suspicious behavior.
There are two ways you can report a scam:
1) Open the profile of the person you want to report as a scammer. Click on the "Report Abuse" button. Complete the Online Form and submit your report.
2) E-mail us your report
If you report a scam, please include your name and your e-mail address. Provide us with the profile number of the person you report as well as any information you have that proves the scam or intent to scam. If you have received photos from a scammer, please send these to us too.
We investigate every abuse report and delete every membership that violates our rules.
Every scammer risks that his case will be prosecuted through the criminal justice system.
The scammer tries to deceive naive people by asking the other party to contribute to their rent, medical costs or the costs that may incur when planning to visit the man or woman. The scammer will list in detail how the man or the lady can transfer the required cash.
These scam can happen with someone from abroad. The scammer travels from one country to another, to spend three months with one man or woman then one or two months with another man or woman. The vicitm is led to believe that the scammer is genuine as is its desire for a true relationship but all she or he is really looking for is a new country, a new experience, lots of shopping, lots of fun and someone to foot the bill. The scammer will make the victim believe that he/she needs this time to work out if he or she is "the one". However at the end of her or his trip she will simply disappear or say she is not ready for a commitment.
An Immigration scam is when a lady or a man uses another person abroad to obtain a visa. The marriage is just for the visa. The scammer promises love and jumps at the first opportunity to divorce, leaving the vicitim heartbroken.
The so-called Nigeria Scams always follows a similar pattern and happens across the world: you receive an E-mail from someone (from Africa/Nigeria/Abidjan etc.) who purportedly claims to have millions of dollars from a dead relative and needs your help (and bank account) to get the money out of the country. The money you are asked to invest to make the transfer possible seems insignificant compared with the commission promised. Everything sounds too good to be true because it is! This deception is known as the Nigeria Scam and have become commonplace.
You think you communicate with an attractive person. But no matter how good it sound, things aren't what they appear to be. The profile photo is stolen and not the person you communicate with. Romance Scammer hunting for victims in chat rooms like Skype, social networks like Facebook or dating sites. Often women are victims of Romance Scam. Scammer make victims belief that they are well settled and currently abroad for business. As soon as a love story and emotional relation has developed, your new romance is telling that the credit card as been stolen or is lost. You are asked for help and send money with the promise, that the money will be send back soon. But also men can become victims of Romance Scam. Therefore never send money to anyone you met in internet!
The instigator of the scam might even not be a real person. The photos used in the profiles are often stolen from the internet without permission. In other cases the photos may be real and the lady or man herself is actually involved. The surname and the physical address are usually fake and the voice behind the phone number is usually an accomplice.
There are many different scams but there are often similarities that are easy to detect if you are perceptive and aware of the common patterns they follow. The following helps to detect money scams.
Most often you will not initiate the contact with the scammer; you receive a letter from a lovely lady or handsome man who is interested in you. The description of the partner the scammer is looking for is very general and non-specific so that, in reality it could be apply to anyone, for instance there are no particular specifications like age, height, etc.
Big age differnece and the other person has a model look. The data seems too perfect, a woman or man isn't concerned when the other person is more than 30 years older. The relationship develops very quickly and she or he will start to declare her love for you within 1-5 letters. You receive sweet and exuberantly loving letters from a very early stage and the sender writes a lot about its trusting, honest and sincere nature.
She or he will lure you into loving conversations and starts asksing for help and money or gifts within a few letters. Whether you send money, or refuse to do it – your new friend will disappear from the scene after taking your money or after you refuse to send it.
Very quickly a person will tell you about the financial situation and how little this person earns even though you never mention money.
In other cases a person is unemployed and is looking for a job and needs money to pay the rent. The person promises to pay back the money as soon as gets a job.
A person sends the contact details of the landlord and asks you to call them to verify her situation. Beware: the voice behind the phone number is an accomplice.
In one of the first letters a person is telling you that its family needs help very early in the relationship; how the mom or dad is sick and needs someone to take care of them. Your new penpal friend will not ask for money directly, but will put you in a situation where you feel compelled to help or will not consider you as a reliable partner.
With any request for money, a person will tell about very specific ways how to transfer the money, i.e. Western Union or other source.
As soon as you send money, most scammers disappear; although some stay in contact, hoping to get more.
Ask specific questions. Be wary if someone does not answer your particular questions in detail. Be particularly aware:
When you offer a meeting, the person will say that she or he is very happy about your offer but prefers to visit you first. She or he will then go on to tell you in detail about the money required for travelling and specifically how to transfer the cash.
Anyone who tries to scam our clients is scamming GenerationLove. We ask our clients to report every scam immediately! We actively work against scams and do our utmost to protect our clients against abuse. Every scammer risks being brought to trial in the criminal courts.
We hope that the above advice will help you to enjoy your time on our site and help you to communicate effectively and safely with other Members of our site. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us, we will be happy to help.