How to tell a scammer on a dating site
They'll tell you something is wrong with your account or your computer to scare you.
If you’ve used a dating site or app like Ok Cupid or Tinder, you’ll have noticed the hundreds of fake profiles that exist on the sites, seemingly designed to make you hand over your profile to scammers.
Scammers make money through malware affiliate marketing programs which pay them to infect computers so that those computers can be effectively sold into virtual slavery as part of large botnets.
Control of these botnets is sold as a commodity on the virtual black market.
Phishing scammers are notorious for creating a false sense of urgency and attempting to induce panic in order to circumvent their victim's rational thought processes.
Much like a sleight-of-hand magician uses misdirection, scammers use false urgency to distract you from their true goal.