Not everyone using online dating sites is looking for love. As if all that isn’t bad enough, romance scammers are now involving their victims in online bank fraud.Scammers create fake online profiles using photos of other people — even stolen pictures of real military personnel. And they tug at your heartstrings with made-up stories about how they need money — for emergencies, hospital bills, or travel. Here’s how it works: The scammers set up dating profiles to meet potential victims.After they form a “relationship,” they come up with reasons to ask their love interest to set up a new bank account.
Victims think they’re just helping out their soulmate, never realizing they’re aiding and abetting a crime. She's not sure if the man she is talking to is real... Her story is almost same as yours, she has sent him a lot of money already, mostly for his daughter who is going to boarding school in Africa (or something like that) she also sent her money for a birthday party.Here are some warning signs that an online love interest might be a fake. he says he has no family just the family of deceased wife who is supposedly caring for girl while he is working overseas for an oil company as an engineer.They ask you to: Did you know you can do an image search of your love interest’s photo in your favorite search engine? When you say SA do you mean San Antonio or something else?If you do an image search and the person’s photo appears under several different names, you’re probably dealing with a scammer. Because this man states that he lives in houston but hasnt been home for a while.And if the person’s online profile disappears a few days after they meet you, that’s another tip-off. He said it must of been an error and he would clear it up. His English was very good when texting and no accent when talking on phone. But I wanted to know if they sent you pictures of the girls party like they did my mom?
Here’s the real deal: Don’t send money to someone you met online — for any reason. I trusted him and awaited for him to get the bank straightened out. They sure do make everything seem believable and I just want to protect my mom.If your online sweetheart asks for money, you can expect it’s a scam. I don't wanna leave him I found out he is saying the same thing to other woman. I need to know y they disappear on the week end please someone any one. If your mother met someone online, and he is asking her for money, there's a good chance it is a scam.Unfortunately, online dating scams are all too common. Helen Christiana Terry is a name a scammer has stolen and is using it to extort money from men saying shes a nurse in Nigeria with UNICEF when I contacted UNICEF after she emailed me and I noticed poor english for a nursing student they told me she was a fraud she or whom ever is still using the emails to commit fraud Please, I think my so called boyfriend is a Nigerian scammer. Hello Melanie, I feel what ur going thru, I met someone in EH and his voice didn't match the pic but to find out neither was the pic.which came clean with but I still believed n him until he asked for my financial support.. I didn't send money and that changed the relationship. Scammers often make up stories about their work and families and ask for money for emergenices, or to care for their children.There may be tens of thousands of victims, and only a small fraction report it to the FTC. One guy, when I asked what he did for a living, he said I sell metal canned food. He is an African man who lived n LA but was doing "business" n Australia.. Often the scammer claims he has money, but can't get to it right now because of a problem with his bank or business.If this happens to you, please report it at ftc.gov/complaint — click on Scams and Rip-Offs, then select Romance Scams. Even at time if connecting I tried to do research in him but hit a brick wall.has a Facebook(I don't) but there is more of story and yes I totally understand how u feel but wanted to say u r not alone.ur head up,don't do ANYTHING u don't feel comfortable n doing Hi Ladies: I'm so sorry for your pain. If you notice only one pic or this person escalates his emotions quickly - even before meeting! True love comes from meeting the person face to face, learning about each other in broad daylight - not over the internet!! Here are some warning signs that an online love interest might be a fake.Don't let yourselves be tricked into thinking these con artists are sincere. They ask you to: Wow your moms story sounds identical to mine, the only difference he told me he had no family his wife passed away in a car accident and had a son in boarding school in the UK . I picked up on what he was up too from the very beginning but I played along with him.