And if the person’s online profile disappears a few days after they meet you, that’s another tip-off.
Here’s the real deal: Don’t send money to someone you met online — for any reason.
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.
A scammer might trick you into helping him transfer stolen money. After 2 months of texting, he asked me for 0 in ITunes cards. I had already covered myself by saying I lived strictly on my social security. When I turned him down, I didn't expect him to come back but a few days later, he was back romancing again but in 2 weeks he was asking for the money again. I did a reverse phone search and this guy has 10 addresses in California.
i ask asking send an email to me with army email add, it has 'mil' last part so now im confuse please hepl if he is real or not i Tunes card is a way of stealing as well. Hi I have been contacted by 3 different men (possible scammers) through Facebook I have pictures but as someone said you cannot share them on here.
My guy said he loves me and continues to say it, but I am not there yet and I've told him how I feel about saying "I love you".
My guy has hinted that he needs 0 to rent a store where he can continue as a barber.
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..
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!!