Online dating scam stories

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After reading your warnings, I found him to be guilty of many of your warning points.

His language sounded strangely foreign with many misspellings.

“When someone is using a computer to hide behind, the hardest thing to find out is who they are.

We can find out where in the world their computer is being used.

But Charlie is still at large, presumably in Nigeria, and there may be little hope of bringing him to justice.

“This is a very difficult crime to prove,” Beining said.

Spotting Discrepancies Reading or Listening Between the Lines Beware Speed Community Q&A Online dating scams are rife. You do not have to be rich and you do not have to be stupid.

Victims—predominantly older widowed or divorced women targeted by criminal groups usually from Nigeria—are, for the most part, computer literate and educated. And con artists know exactly how to exploit that vulnerability because potential victims freely post details about their lives and personalities on dating and social media sites.

Trolling for victims online “is like throwing a fishing line,” said Special Agent Christine Beining, a veteran financial fraud investigator in the FBI’s Houston Division who has seen a substantial increase in the number of romance scam cases.

Checking Out the Profile Learning From the Introductory Letter Getting Personal Watching Out for Eager Romance Setting Off the Money Warning Bells Community Q&A Due to the anonymity of the internet, lying and scamming can be incredibly easy.

If you're not careful, you could get scammed out of your time (and feelings) or even money.

She even holds out hope that one day Charlie will repay her, as he promised to do so many times. There can’t be a man in this world that could be this horrible to have purposefully done what he’s done to me.” The criminals who carry out romance scams are experts at what they do.

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