In most cases, scammers will be polite and friendly at first to convince you to send them money or personal information. It is just like a fishing hook: once you bite, it is too late to escape.
Fortunately, Wakie boasts an intensive AI-based algorithm that works by the hour to identify suspicious accounts, and human support agents are always available to review block requests. The app's manifesto is clear on Wakie
As for tips and precautions, we turned to Wyatt, a US cybersecurity specialist, for help since he works in the cybercrime field, and he had some interesting tips for those navigating their way through online voice chats with strangers.
"There are many ways to spot potential scammers, if they ignore your questions and just keep asking for personal information or money, or if they are always telling you that they need help for something, but soon enough their situation magically changes when you offer them money."
He added, "Scammers might craft an elaborate story about their lives which is completely made up. They will also often target vulnerable people by pretending to be someone they care about or someone who needs help."
There are certain similarities between a catfish and a scammer online. For instance, catfish will often share fake pictures of themselves or pictures of someone else they have found to lure someone into an online relationship for different reasons.
Wyatt also had something to say about catfish, "Even if you are not actively looking for a partner, you might be lured into being scammed or catfished. Catfish often ask for money or your personal information; they say they are a professional photographer, for example, when there is no evidence suggesting so or that they love you and want to marry you right after meeting them. Always ask yourself, is this person too good to be true?".