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GenerationLove's Anti Scam Policy

It is our goal to help you successfully find your match. This is why clear guidelines on GenerationLove protect our 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.

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.

Anti Scam Policy

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 only allow profiles of real people to be posted.
  • We do not allow requests for money to be communicated through our service.
  • We do not allow commercial services to promote their businesses through our website.
  • External agencies are not permitted to post profiles of their customers on our website or ask our users to pay for correspondence.

We provide a "Report Abuse" feature visible on every profile and we ask our members to report any abuse or suspicious behavior.

How to Report a Scam

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.

How You Can Avoid Being Scammed

  • NEVER send money to anyone you have met online but have not yet met in person
  • Beware of scammers! Common scams include requests for money for payments for large items including medical expenses, visa fees, plane tickets, legal fees, marriage annulment fees, etc.
  • NEVER send cash to someone in another country to purchase a plane ticket, pay for a visa or to cover legal costs or anything else associated with a visit to you. If you feel you must assist this person then always buy the ticket yourself on the behalf of the person and check the ticket can be refunded in case you need to cancel it.
  • Some people in developing countries may ask for small amounts of money to pay for internet access or phone costs in order to communicate with you. Our advice is to never send money to anyone who you have never met in person.
  • If you ever consider assisting someone in another country to visit you, first verify their integrity and their motivations. Check their visa eligibility with your local Immigration department.
  • Likewise, if you have to pay for visa fees, cancellation fees or other expenses always verify the invoice and that the organization issuing the invoice is genuine.

Common Types of Scams

Money scam

The scammer tries to deceive naive people by asking the other party to contribute to their rent, medical costs or the costs she may incur when planning to visit the man, i.e. to travel to the Embassy; the lady will list in detail how the man can transfer the required cash.

Travel scam

These ladies travel from one country to another, to spend three months with one man then one or two months with another man. The man is led to believe that the lady is genuine as is her desire for a true relationship but all she is really looking for is a new country, a new experience, lots of shopping, lots of fun and someone to foot the bill. She will make the man believe that she needs this time to work out if he is "the one". However at the end of her trip she will simply disappear or say she is not ready for a commitment.

Immigration scam

An Immigration scam is when the lady uses the man to obtain a visa. She will get married just for the visa. She promises love, she jumps at the first opportunity to divorce, leaving the man heartbroken.

Nigeria Scam

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.

What or Who Can be Behind a Scam?

Money scam and Nigeria scam

The instigator of the scam might even not be a lady. 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 herself is actually involved. The surname and the physical address are usually fake and the voice behind the phone number is usually an accomplice.

Travel scam and Immigration scam

The lady, including her name and address is real: she looks beautiful but her intentions are far from true and sincere.

How to Detect a Scam

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.

What you may experience

Most often you will not initiate the contact with the scammer; you receive a letter from a lovely lady who is interested in you. The description of the partner she 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, race, height, etc.

Early Signs

The girl has a model look, her data seems too perfect, she isn't concerned when a man is more than 30 years older than her and she insists that she is not interested in material things, only love. The relationship develops very quickly and she will start to declare her love for you within 1-5 letters. She sends you sweet and exuberantly loving letters from a very early stage and writes a lot about her trusting, honest and sincere nature.

She will lure you into loving conversations and starts asksing for money or gifts within a few letters. Whether you send her money, or refuse to do it – she will disappear from the scene after taking your money or after you refuse to send it.

Further Signs

Very quickly she will tell you about her dire financial situation and how little she earns even though you never mention money.

In other cases she says she is unemployed and is looking for a job, how she lives alone and needs money to pay the rent. She promises she'll pay back the money as soon as she gets a job.

She sends the contact details of her landlord (-lady) 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 the lady will tell you that her family needs help very early in the relationship; how her mom or dad is sick and she needs to take care of them. She will not ask for money directly, but will put you in a situation where you feel compelled to help or she will not consider you as a reliable partner.

With any request for money, she will tell be very specific way about the methods as to how to transfer the money, i.e. Western Union or other source.

As soon as she receives the money, most scammers disappear; although some stay in contact, hoping to get more.

How You Can Detect Someone is Not Being Honest?

Ask her specific questions. Be wary if she does not answer your particular questions in detail. Be particularly aware:

  • If she shows no interest in a conversation about her or your personal life, personality, family, background, job, etc.
  • If she does not remember what you have written in previous letters (she is most often corresponding with multiple people at once).
  • If she sends the same letter to you twice or if she repeats / forgets what she has written to you already.
  • If she does not relate to the content of your letters at all.
  • If the expression or tone of her letter changes (it might be written by accomplices).

When you offer to visit she will say that she is very happy about your offer but prefers to visit you first. She will then go on to tell you in detail about the money required for her visa, the costs of travelling to the embassy etc. and specifically how to transfer the cash.

Have a Look at the Scammer Black List

Anyone who tries to scam our clients is scamming our Company. 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.

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