The picture — outdoor photo, big smile — was real, and recent.
And her pitch was straightforward: Looking for a life partner …
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.
Two sharp blows that had left her alone in her late 50s. His cancer took him swiftly, before she had time to process what was happening.
It had been over two years since the death of her husband of 20 years; four, since she had lost her mother.
Scammers sometimes use online dating sites to meet potential victims.
More than 12,500 people filed romance scam complaints with the FBI in 2015, losing more than 0 million to fraudsters. Here’s how it works: Romance scammers might persuade you to drain your bank accounts, max out your credit cards or even sell your home – all to send them the cash. You could unwittingly become part of money laundering or drug trafficking schemes.
And if the person’s online profile disappears a few days after they meet you, that’s another tip-off. He said it must of been an error and he would clear it up. His English was very good when texting and no accent when talking on phone. But I wanted to know if they sent you pictures of the girls party like they did my mom? I had fun and even led him by saying "gosh, I feel SO bad for your motherless child and wish I could do ANYTHING for you but I need to go for now." When he said he'd msg me another time, I said "no, you wont.t I I knew you were not Gen John and just messing around for my amusement. just two days ago he tomb me her had received an email from Stanley's teacher telling him he was very sick and needed medical attention and he couldn't leave the ship of course so he needed to borrow money and not to worry he would pay me back as soon as he got off that ship I think he said he had 5 wks left.
Here’s the real deal: Don’t send money to someone you met online — for any reason. I trusted him and awaited for him to get the bank straightened out. They sure do make everything seem believable and I just want to protect my mom. Good luck with whatever your God does to you." Now just looking for how to report him! Ha I asked for the name of the school -no response then he told me he would send me his phone # that never happened,we were chatting on messenger so if he was in Dubai his time would be different then mine of course he didn't know maybe it's in the settings same BS I asked huge much it is that he needed the amount was 25.00 I simply said I'm sorry I don't work I can't help you out wish I could by the way the name was Ken Ovoke sharp looking man if indeed it was him.
They ask you to: Did you know you can do an image search of your love interest’s photo in your favorite search engine? When you say SA do you mean San Antonio or something else? I posed my questions in vernacular anyone originally from the US would understand. Led me from Facebook to Hangout Although his english was pretty good..could tell english was not his mother tongue. Please beware I been dating a man on facebook and we star talk on facebook and he ask me out and we star talk in hangout then he ask me of i could send him money i say yes i will so i send him money though Western union then he ask some more so i dd but this was brfore i knew he was on mititary scammers so i stop send him money 2month ago of jan 2017 and i was send him money from 2015 i take off my hangout and i delelate him off everything i have not text him over 1 month it hurt me alot but i get over him Wow your moms story sounds identical to mine, the only difference he told me he had no family his wife passed away in a car accident and had a son in boarding school in the UK . I picked up on what he was up too from the very beginning but I played along with him.
If you do an image search and the person’s photo appears under several different names, you’re probably dealing with a scammer. Because this man states that he lives in houston but hasnt been home for a while. He, of course stumbled and said he didn't understand upon nearly each of my questions. Picture is of handsome soldier 47 ans looking fine. He would tell me how much he loved me and hoods God brought us together blah blah blah.