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 set up dating profiles to meet potential victims. The scammers transfer stolen money into the new account, and then tell their victims to wire the money out of the country. Here are some warning signs 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. A scammer might say he is sending you a valuable package.
Then you get an urgent call from the shipping service, or customs, or some other "official" agency saying the package is held up, and you must pay a fee immediately.
There isn't really a package; the person calling you isn't really from an official agency, and you don't have to pay a fee. I've just had to step in to stop someone trying to borrow money to pay such a fee - this scammer was pretending to be an actor from a well known TV show claiming he could get this person a job writing the scripts, and was going to send a script, lots of dollars and diamonds.
Although he now tells me he's removed and blocked the guy, I think part of him's still thinking there might really be a package held up in Thailand.
I saw the email demanding the fee and it's Uk dating agencies scams to make money a bad photoshop a child could have done better with a packet of crayons. Yes, the scammer Alex Fleming, he called himself told me he had won a bid to do engineering in Cape Town South Africa. I sent him a laptop.
He told me he was called to customs because the equipment he had sent down for the job was not properly documented. This woman called me telling me I had to pay xxxx amount of dollars for the error. He was retained for a week until it was paid up. I am wondering, can a person be filed on for sending money to a person in another country and to find out later they are a criminal? The Uk dating agencies scams to make money that i believe that maybe trying to scam me is James Bongani,he allegedly is the owner of a Contsuction Co.
He is very convincing and charismatic. The person we've discussed used the yahoo messenger and text. I have one incident now he said he is from new jersey he send me loads of photos and videos and so romantic im not really sure uf his a sxammer or not.
Hi, I met this man last year named Barr Martin.
He lives in Camden New Jersey. He is Nigeria as we speak.