Other popular races are mixed (19 percent) and other (17 percent). Certain places Just like spam in your email inbox, scam profiles most commonly come from Nigeria (28 percent).
"They try to be a different race, something other than the usual, because it sounds more exotic," Velasquez says. Other common countries of origin are the Ukraine (23 percent) and the Philippines (21 percent).
Seeking Arrangement caters to a very specific type of relationship, but the lessons here should apply to other dating sites and even to other aspects of digital life, Leroy Velasquez, a Seeking Arrangement spokesman, tells . It's a really crappy version of what a man or woman would get on a dating profile," he says.
"Because of the fact that we do cater to wealthy demographic, we do get an influx of scammers," he says. Seeking Arrangement got its latest stats from screening new profiles over 10 months.
Seeking Arrangement has banned 60,000 profiles in the last 10 months, or about 220 a day.
Here's what they've found are the ingredients in the typical scam profile.
Doctoral delusion Thirty-seven percent of scam profiles say they have a graduate degree and 54 percent say they have doctorates.
Saying they're self-employed makes them more difficult to fact-check by searching a corporate website, Velasquez says.