With the advancement of the technology, the crime is bigger than ever. Feel free to report names as well, in the Comments section. Are you suspecting you are a victim of it? Is the person you're talking to behaving a bit strange? If yes, here are some good news. Before reading the full article do something smart first: Whether you are a male or a female, you should read this as the scenario below could easily apply to either gender.
Months of online dating doesn't seem to be paying off. You're flipping through hundreds of profiles a night and everyone's either shallow or not that good looking. You finally think your luck is turning around when something magic happens: She is gorgeous in her pictures and seems really into you!
He is impossibility of talking on the phone. After a few emails, you start to fall in love - and are thrilled to hear the person you met reciprocates, calling you after four to five months "the love of her life. Maybe she can't afford a plane ticket. Maybe she's sick and needs medicine. Maybe she lost her wallet in a foreign city or maybe she had a flood or a fire at her home.
Or, one of the latest reasons Whatever it is, it seems like a small price to pay for true love - and it would be, if the love were "true. Watch the video below to see in action the most horrifying online dating scams: Ten Online Dating Scams Video What makes this scam even worse is that most of the victims refuse to believe they have been scammed, even after they lost the first round of cash.
They'll keep putting in money, truly believing they are helping a future life-mate and ignore all advice from friends. Here are some screenshots of a scammer called Lola Smith Lollipop , claiming to be a widow with a 5-year old son. She says she is on a cruise and can't talk nor take pictures. She asks the victims to connect with her mom, only to send money.
As a rule of thumb, you should never pay for somebody you have never met. If she insists on you paying for the plane ticket, buy it for her directly with no refund option. Another suggestion would be to run their name even if they are fake by professional companies that provide background checking of online dating users.
There are just a few legitimate companies that provide this service. Make your family and friends aware of this scam by sharing it on social media using the buttons provided. You can also officially report the scammers to the Federal Trade Commission using the link below: How To Protect Yourself More: If you want to be the first to find out the most notorious scams every week, feel free to subscribe to the Scam Detector newsletter here.
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