Online dating fraud scams
Apply the same common sense rules of safe dating online as you would in person. The lady said for me to get a money Pak card for 500 dollars. For collateral damage they can't load money on a card with a zero balance and there had to be 100$ for every 1000$ trying to be loaded.
I have been chatting to a man who contacted me from the website He then said he was away on business in West Africa.
One of the most common techniques is to build up trust with the person by messaging for weeks or even months before suddenly having an emergency - the fake person being mugged but their daughter needing urgent surgery, for example - and asking for money.
But then they suddenly need money for rent too, then food, then medical fees, and it can quickly escalate.
In the end, the money will be gone along with the person you thought you knew.
Here are visitor-submitted reports of dating scams.
A new report by the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau has found that last year, singles were conned out of £39 million by fraudsters they’d met on dating sites and apps.
Con artists are increasingly creating fake online profiles and tricking people on dating sites into handing over often large sums of money.
They're in West Africa, Eastern Europe and it's very difficult for British law enforcement to take action against them in those jurisdictions,” Steve Profitt, Deputy Head of Action Fraud explains.
Don't send money to tide someone over after a mugging or robbery, and don't do anyone a favor by making an online purchase or forwarding a package to another country.
One request leads to another, and delays and disappointments will follow.
These are often contained in spam If you receive an email or SMS which looks like a scam, the best thing to do is delete it.
Do not respond, attempt to unsubscribe, or call any telephone number listed in the message.
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And here are some key points to remember about the scams. Scammers are present everywhere on the dating websites.