Posted: 2017-10-12 11:07
Scammers are good at being charming and saying all the right things and they start it fast. They have a lot of victims to get through, so they&rsquo re going to try to move things along as quickly as possible. They&rsquo ll hit you with the full force of their charm they&rsquo ll say sweet things, compliment you a lot, and talk about how perfect you are for each other within the first couple weeks. Think about if you would find it strange for someone to be acting like this if you just met in real life. If someone was expressing over-the-top love and passion within a couple weeks, you&rsquo d be worried.
The''re out there they want your money because they''re the winner you are the loser. They have their own song about. Never give them money, they will do everything they can to get your money. I smart they will never get it. I would like to see one of them actually fly here. Western Union is suppose to ask you how long you know this person and protect you from sending the money. You don''t know this girl she''s a fake and lair. They just want the money nothing else matters just the money!
In 7566, the Internet Crime Complaint Center estimated that the online dating scamming &ldquo industry&rdquo was worth over $55 million, but it&rsquo s likely much higher than that, due to the difficulty of making a good estimate. People are often ashamed to come forward and admit that they&rsquo ve been duped. It&rsquo s not a good feeling to have been taken advantage of, and a scheme that&rsquo s so obvious in hindsight is even harder to admit to.
I got talking to a woman on a dating site. The conversation moved from the site to whatsapp and we have been talking on whatsapp for a long time in the evening and she is sending videos and images of herself. Everything being talked about is normal in the conversation and nothing out of the ordinary. Tuesday she said that she needed to go to casablanca for a meeting about some affairs. Then on wednesday she said that the meeting is not going well and that she needs to send a package to france and could I receive this package. It is at this moment I knew that it was a scam, so now I am playing the scammer. My best line so far has been that I have shown her photo to my friend who is a policeman and he thinks that you are really cute and that he looks forward to meeting you. I have given all her details to the local police.
I''m writing because I have concerns that my aunt is currently being romanced by a scammer. She''s 69, overweight, been divorced over 65 years, and hasn''t dated at all in that time. She does have a 69 yr old daughter and has prob poured her time into that. But, she started talking to a guy on Our last week. Within a couple days of making a profile. She''s never been on a dating site before. He is supposedly 69 (looks like mid 55''s to me), wife died of cancer, has a son, and lives a couple hrs from where we do in Alabama, BUT he is currently in Michigan for work b/c that is where he is from and has a business there. He also has told her he will be traveling to Mexico soon for work. I think she said he has a scrap metal business. Within a day or of meeting online he told her he was taking his profile down b/c he had met the woman for him. He then sent her a YouTube video of a song called "God Sent Me You" or something. She ate that up.
We were to meet at the market in his neighborhood. I arrived early and texted him to let me know when he got there, and that I was going to go into one of the other stores. He texted me when he arrived (later than expedited). I came out and waited, but there was no one to be seen. He texted that he had to take a call form his ''boss'' and he was terribly sorry. The call would take longer than he intended. I told him I was going to grab a bite to eat, to just let me know when he was available. I finally gave up and told him I was heading home. He said "I''m so sorry". I asked if he saw me. He said "no''" The next day I didn''t hear anything. Again curiosity got the better of me. After a couple of days I said, ''If you''d like to try again, let me know, otherwise just tell me you''re not interested and there would be no hard feelings.'' I never heard from him again, tho I''ve seen him active on the site.
I think you''re right. I''ve seen "California City, CA" and "Oregon City, OR" and "Michigan City, MI" etc. on so many profiles that scream scam that it makes me think these scammers aren''t very creative! I wish we didn''t have to wade through all this crap to find love. I''ve given up on it. I would date a guy who is 98 and bald (maybe because I''m an age appropriate match), but I can''t find any who are real and who aren''t looking for 78-year-old women. Sigh. I hope your friend survives this without losing his life savings.
I''ve just been scammed by a guy he payed me compliments and told me he loved me and I believed him I fell in love with him stupidly had cybersex with him and told him a lot of info I got suspicious after he asked for money and he kept saying his phone battery was dying and he often left the conversation after I would not give him what he wanted the money the I tunes card he so wants I told him I can''t afford to and I was depressed from him blanking me and making me feel guilty don''t fall for it it''s all crap block them please don''t them get in to your heart and do what it''s done to me I''m now so depressed and heartbroken a mess save yourself before it gets to serious
Sorry for all this situation you are going thru. But 655% sure that person is a con artist , and found you and easy target.
I just received a communication from an wonderful-good looking gay guy from Russia asking me for money, I met him thru a gay site.
Is been three weeks only , not enough time for this ,a friend of mine has a similar story , therefore I do have all the warnings. Needless to say , I didn''t believe , so I went thru all the information on the web about gay-scam-fraud ,so after that I decided to call the FBI and report this crook : https:///scams-safety/e-scams
I hope my story will help.
Today we live in a fast paced, highly mobile world. The old networks of family and friends that used to help people meet their mates is not nearly as strong as it was at one time. In the developed world, and particularly in the United States, men change jobs regularly and few take the time to become deeply involved in the civic and religious life of their communities which is how most men met their wives and girlfriends for millennia.
Overall, &rsquo s features are pretty standard, but for the fact that all communication features are available to free members, even video chat. That fact, coupled with the massive user base, leads me to recommend this site to anyone who speaks Russian or will be in Russia. If you don&rsquo t speak the language or live there however, it will be difficult to find much success on this site, as not many of the users speak English, and there is no English support for the site.
I''m in contact with a orthopaedic doctor, who tells me his in Ukraine, we''ve been chatting every day for some time now. He claims to have two sons, firstly he asked me for iTunes card so he could communicate with his boys, i was stupid enough to get him £65 of them, then next UN hadn''t delivered supplies, so he was hungry and dirty, he asked for £755, which i said i would try and get but never. Then last night he said could i get £655 because supplies still not arrived. He constantly tells me how much i mean to him, but don''t they all? Since joining a dating site, think I''ve had more scammers than hot dinners.
I chat with him on viber, what should I do?
I too have had the lovely pleasure of such scam artists. One a guy who was on an oil his son with nanny at ''t leave enough money so could I send some..
The second one was A Doctor doing humanitarian work for the UN in Syria. He never asked for money but wanted me to apply for him to come home on a me to pretend to be his sister or all I know he could have been a terroist.
The third is hard on the guy a lot..claimed to be a structural engineer and won a bid on a contract in Malaysia. Was time to come home but government there wanted him to pay the income tax on the projected earnings before he of course he didn''t have the money and it would take two weeks to get from his bank and he didn''t want to be stuck there for that long. Good thing I am poor because I didn''t have the money to send and told him so.
All three were sure I was the gal for them and that we would be together one day! Hah!
The profiles of online dating scammers can exhibit some clear signs that something is off you just need to know what to look for. Most scammers choose victims that are older than they are, for example, so if someone who is significantly than you says that they&rsquo re interested, it could be cause for concern. Of course, just because someone is doesn&rsquo t mean that they&rsquo re a scammer it&rsquo s just something to keep in mind.
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I was caught in a romance scam for over a year. This person told me they lived in another state but would not call. Money was sent to this person (several thousand dollars, as they told me they were divorced after her ex abandoned her and her daughter). After six months of being lied to this person "came clean" and told me her daughter was living with her aunt in the US and that her ex abandoned her in Nigeria with nothing but her luggage. Said her name is Katie Morgan but had Western Union/Money Gram transfers always sent to others as the banks in Nigeria wouldn''t allow transfers to be sent in her name because it wasn''t a Nigerian name. Then I was told it had met a lady that she''d became good friends with named Nneka and that I could send money to her in the name Katie Morgan Nneka. That was the final straw and I''ve since stopped talking to this person and changed my phone number.
This is the big one. If the person you&rsquo re talking to is who they say they are, they almost certainly will not ask you for money or financial details. &ldquo How much money do you make?&rdquo is not a question that a sincere person is likely to ask on a first date. Asking for any other financial information where you bank, anything about your credit cards, how much you have in savings should be a big warning sign. Online dating websites aren&rsquo t the most secure Ashley Madison Leak No Big Deal? Think Again Ashley Madison Leak No Big Deal? Think Again Discreet online dating site Ashley Madison (targeted primarily at cheating spouses) has been hacked. However this is a far more serious issue than has been portrayed in the press, with considerable implications for user safety. Read More , so sharing any sensitive information might be a bad idea anyway.
Should you decide to sign up for the online dating sites I recommend below, be sure to read member profiles carefully as you might come across a lot of fake profiles. Usually, I can spot these profiles pretty easily. A woman who has only one picture posted, is wearing a tight bikini and making an overly suggestive pose are usually clear signals to steer clear. Another clue of a pretender is a woman who has a poorly written profile.
Beware of a scammer using the name Katie Morgan claiming to live in Orlando Florida and has a daughter named Vera. She lives in Lagos Nigeria and may have you send her money through another person via Western Union or MoneyGram. She may eventually ”come clean" with you admitting she lives in Ikeja Lagos Nigeria and has a friend named Nneka and tells you you can send money to her in the name Katie Morgan Nneka because the banks there won''t allow her to receive money using her "actual" name. This person will swear her undying love and may refer to you as her "King". If you say you''re done with her she''ll say she''s going to commit suicide. May even tell you she''s either in the hospital or just got out of the hospital.
I met man from Brisbane Australia. Named Wayne Harrison who claims he works for Qantas Airline. If this man contacts you via any dating site. Women Run and I mean run real fast. He is only interested in having an affair. He is a true Sociopath! Everything he says is a lie all lies all the time. First warning sign which I ignored was when he sent me a Birthday card. But on the card he put my Address and not his. I completely ignored what was truly a Red Flag. Then I was invited to come and visit Brisbane but only when his wife left on a vacation was I invited. He stated by the way he was in the process of divorcing. I ignored this Red Flag also. If a person is not Divorce and cannot produce legal Divorce papers that you can hold in your hand and check online they filed then run. Second Red Flag. Another major Red Flag was him telling me a month later that he loved me