How to tell an online dating scammer
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.
Here are some warning signs that an online love interest might be a fake.People judge you on these situations but until it happen to you it's hard to say how you will handle a situation.He was the first person I ever talked to online for that reason and fear of being scammed yet it happened.If your online sweetheart asks for money, you can expect it’s a scam.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.gov/complaint — click on Scams and Rip-Offs, then select Romance Scams.
He was supposedly working in Alaska on a ship and a big wave damaged some of his equipment. I had a guy from Facebook that had befriended my nephew and neice on social media.
He claimed it was going to take $11,000 to have someone come fix it. He contacted me by a friend request I only accepted because he was friends with them. He had a way with words and even sent pictures and videos of his children and his self daily.
He asked me for money and I said no he grew more and more insistent and more and more angry and upset. We video chatted and talked on the phone for over 4 months before I found out he was involved in scams, money laundering, and identity theft.
I guess he couldn't handle me anymore and realized that there was no way he was getting any money from me... He asked me for money a few months in and I declined he claim he was a engineer on assignment in Dubai but lived in Nebraska with his daughters. He had become a really good friend and a potienal life partner and new husband for me.
He eventually asked if his business partner agreed to help him out with some money could he send it to me since I was his new girlfriend and he trusted me I was very hesitant and eventually agreed.