Online Dating: How the New in Town Scam Works:
You get the following email or a Facebook message with the subject “New in Town”: “Hi! My name is Jennifer Smith. I’m new in town. I just moved here from Colorado. I saw that we live close to each other and I was hoping to chat, or maybe you could show me around town. I just made a new profile with pics. The link is below. Hope to hear from you! =)”
It sounds like a nice email, and she might be attractive, but most of the time, these emails are from escorts. You will likely end up paying a fortune to hang out with this person for just one night.
Watch the video below to see in action the most horrifying online dating scams:
How to Avoid the New In Town Scam:
If you receive a message like this, delete it. If somebody is new in town and looking for friends, does she have to set up a website with barely legal pictures (sometimes not even)?
If you are really looking to start dating somebody starting online, just join legitimate websites that offer that possibility.
How to Report the New in Town Scam:
Make your family and friends aware of the New in Town Scam by sharing it on social media using the buttons provided. You can also officially report the scammers to the Federal Trade Commission using the link below:
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