Millions of Americans visit online dating websites every year, hoping to find a companion or even a soul mate.
But today, on Valentine’s Day, we want to warn you that criminals use these sites, too, looking to turn the lonely and vulnerable into fast money through a variety of scams.
The scammer weaves a story of a successful business person working over seas, having no family; they present themselves as a thoughtful, caring and loving individual who is looking for their soul mate.
It’s not uncommon for victims to lose tens of thousands of dollars.
Five years ago, an Austrian woman decided to give online dating a try.
Don’t send money to tide someone over after a mugging or robbery, and don’t do anyone a favor by making an online purchase or forwarding a package to another country.
One request leads to another, and delays and disappointments will follow.
These are examples of some of the most notorious scams in the world of online dating and on the internet in general.
This is one of the most popular scams in online dating.
Scammers are on dating sites, and social networks setting up fake profiles.
Scammers will pose under the disguise of beautiful pictures as either male or female claiming to be from the United States.
This is a section that can answer those questions and direct you to other areas on our site that will have more details on how to understand aftermath of a romance scammer.
Scammers change names, identities, the photos they steal and use more often than most of us change our underwear.
In the end, the money will be gone along with the person you thought you knew.