If you go weak at the knees for a blue-eyed brunette, you could be headed for danger as experts have revealed these are some of the most common traits found in romance scammers.
With almost 8 million people using online dating in the UK, fraudsters know exactly how to get people clicking on their profiles and they'll make sure they use the right photographs to lure their victims in.
Now, a study has revealed just what a typical scammer looks like - from their eye colour to their posture and even their political stance.
Scroll down for video Experts at Scamalytics, who provide anti-scammer software to dating sites, sift through millions of fake profiles every year.
But it may surprise you to know that beyond the winks, emojis, messages and potentially X-rated photos, the person you’re chatting with may not be the person you think they are.For these scammers, the explosion of social media has made it easier than ever to gather details and photos posted online in order to create false personas.According to the Pew Research Centre, nearly two-thirds (64 percent) of all romance scams originate on dating sites, with one in four originating on social media and one in 10 being initiated via email.And even though the total number of victims is small compared with other scams, in the last three years they lost more money looking for love online than to any other type of fraud. Your old-school gigolo or gold-digger usually could only drain a couple of people at a time.But the centre's Daniel Williams said organized crime has latched onto online dating as a lucrative source of cash.