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Yes, scam accounts are becoming a lot more sophisticated. They know that legitimate people on a dating site are getting wiser as far as what to look for and the scammers are now getting a lot more sophisticated in how they go about deceiving people.
As you mentioned, you are familiar with a lot of the telltale signs of a scam account, from the use of sexually suggestive or highly attractive photos, to the use of bad English grammar. However, a quick way to spot a scam account is to take a look at whether that account actually viewed your dating profile before liking it.
Many scam accounts send out likes automatically, without ever having looked at the dating profiles of their targets. If you are using a dating site that gives you the option to see who has viewed your dating profile, I highly recommend that you take advantage of this feature.
Even if it costs a few extra dollars to get this feature, use it. Paying a few extra dollars a month to see who viewed your dating profile saves you a lot of grief and even expense at the hands of a scammer. If you get a like from an account you suspect is one of a scammer, check to see if this account actually viewed your dating profile.
If they didn’t, there is a very good chance that this is a scam account that is just sending out hundreds of likes in the hopes of getting some of their targets to respond.
Another way to spot a scam account more quickly is to take a look at how long that account has been logged in. A newer scam account is logged in throughout the day. It doesn’t take a break to go to bed, school or work. It is always on. You could even check it at 2 am in the morning and it would still say that the person is logged in.
Couple this with an account that liked your dating profile but never viewed it and you have the makings of a scam account.