Not everyone using online dating sites is looking for love. Scammers create fake online profiles using photos of other people — even stolen pictures of real military personnel. They profess their love quickly. And they tug at your heartstrings with made-up stories about how they need money — for emergencies, hospital bills, or travel. Why all of the tricks? The scammers transfer stolen money into the newand then tell their victims to wire the money out of the country.
Faking it — scammers’ tricks to steal your heart and money
Here are some warning s that an online love interest might be a fake. They ask you to:. Unfortunately, online dating scams are all too common.
There may be tens of thousands of victims, and only a small fraction report it to the FTC. If this happens to you, please report it at ftc. Is anyone talking to a Richard Watkins on Facebook.
Says he's there in Nigeria since the terror attack etc. There's a pic of him holding a dog whom he calls dean. Someone please respond-I have a gentleman, a dr with the UN, who is in Syria communicating with me.
We have been chatting for a while, of course he loves me. He doesn't want me to send anything, but does wish to send me something, but I am very worried, as it must be "delivered" by a diplomat of the UN. Can someone please respond to me? Some people have written comments here telling stories about scammers who say they will send packages containg cash, gold, jewels or other valuable goods.
The scammers said the package was on its way, but then people got a call or message from a "delivery service" or "customs agent" who says the package is being held. The "agents" demand a costly fee, tax, penalty, etc.
If you don't want to chat with someone, you can block them and stop communicating. If an online love interest asks for money or favors, you may be dealing with a scam.
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That just happen to me this July from United Kingdom telling me he sending me a package took pictures and sent it to me also I asked me to dollars to agent in ny and the guy name is Joseph lon. Coastalqueen please please Google and read up on these scammers they send fake documents. Trust ur instincts call him out and block him don't give out personal information! I am now talking to a dr orthopedic surgeon over in Yemen, he goes by natty Sean, anyone know him? Sake, but he says all his money is tied up in U.
I was talking to a lady on Instagram and she told me she was dying of breast cancer and wanted me to be her benificerary of her five million dollars heritance and had me contact the country fidelity bank which told me I had to for documents that releases the money to me but I had to pay for transfer I feel this is a scam why would I have to pay for an inheritance oh the money is five million dollars Brinda. I have been contacted by several s claiming to be The Crown Prince of Dubai. They all start off the same, by introducing themselves and by telling me of my beauty.
After about 2 weeks they are in love and they want me to prove how good my heart is.
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Well, they all want me to make a donation to the African orphanage. I asked for name of foundation, because I was will to donate to the organization but never an individual. Well they sat the only way to donate is through western union and money gram. Well I said if it's legitimate organization, then I void pay online, and of course that answer didn't go over well.
Well no money was sent.
This same person talked with me a while ago but he is not real person only wants money even told me him and his dad would come pick me up and all lies. Wife died last April. Has daughter, Kathy, works as engineering geologist in gulf if mexico. Claims to live in Texas.
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Will be 46 and 6'5" very goid looking pictures of self and daughter. He ed me in instagram and right away insisted on google hangout. I caught on rather quickly. After I agreed to Google hangout.
Too many loop holes in wording. Falling for me too quickly. Lol, really? So disappointed in the human race. Gid is my shield and protector. I have a friend who met a guy online from Africa, has talked for over a year and he claims to be wealthy and has proposed marriage. She left three weeks ago to go get married and bring him back to the states. She has not been heard from since, all her social media s have been closed. Her kids are super worried. We her family and friends are worried and yes we tried to talk her out of it.
However when you are in a relationship telling someone looking for love to pull back it begins to weigh on your friendship. If you have or is going through something similarly please advise. Not sure which way to turn now she brought a one way ticket so law enforcement is saying she left without a trace on purpose.
Hi there, Wondering if you heard from your friend? So far the man I have to online has moved fast.
He has asked for money for food, rental fees, and now medicine. I am going through a hardship myself. Supposedly he owns properties and he always states in his texts that he was never interested in my money. He says where he is at his card won't work.
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Has not gotten it fixed yet. But yet he relies on me and in a way I feel bad for him but it kind of puts a guilt trip on me. Now he showed me pictures of a bad accident at his work site but its only pictures of hands and arms. I don't see his face. How should I ask? Makes me wonder how long he would stay on his contract deal with out no credit card. I need help. I need some opinions. My gut is telling me to let this one go because he is too attached somewhat and he is wanting to meet and get married. The hangout application sounds bad when we talk.
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Something about him wanting to order parts his name is jack smith and I found the exact same picture of him on a dating site as Michael David Nems. Don't ask me how but I did. Be on the look out. This scammed sound too good to be true. Immediately I met this guy on line Coleman Alston stating his love for me instantly. Call me his wife, and queen. Anyway he is a oil rigger.
Lost his wife due to an accident.