Within hours of the expected arrival time, an emergency will strike: A work visa has expired, or their aunt/niece/child is sick and they need a few thousand dollars to be wired over so they can finally meet their intended.In many cases, scammers will choose to use pictures of military personnel. Grisham set up a personal blog for soldiers to report their photo being used on online dating sites.
The guide isn't available for free, in fact, it was being sold for Bitcoins on a deep web marketplace.
Bitcoin is cryptographic currency favoured by criminals as it allows semi-anonymous online transactions.
Sure enough, within three days, he told her he was in trouble. The bank needed two more weeks to get all the financing together but he was going to lose the deal if he didn't come up with the money by the end of the week. The scammer had spent hours setting her up for this by connecting with her through beautiful poems and lengthy conversations. They are intelligent, successful women desperate to find the love of their life. I wrote today's post because I don't want to see another woman get taken by these con men again.
There are nine warning signs worth heeding when you're out there dating. They Feed Off The Clues In Your Profile Don't mention your income or where you work.
It turns out that the crippling fear of an awkward first date is the least of your troubles.
A fraud is sweeping online dating sites, according to a special report in this month’s issue of Glamour Magazine.
Victims think they’re just helping out their soulmate, never realizing they’re aiding and abetting a crime.
Here are some warning signs that an online love interest might be a fake.
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.
After discovering that his headshot consistently showed in hoax dating profiles (thanks to a Google alert), Army Master Sgt. “Over the past few years, I’ve seen these scammers use all kinds of photos removed from open Facebook pages, blogs, official military websites, and command pages,” he wrote in a blog post last month.