Scam stories on dating sites
All of the people in law enforcement I have contacted over this matter were very professional in how they handled it. Top Here's something I had not considered, and have not read about in any computer magazine, website, or news article before: Using a ghost-writer to set up a profile for you on dating websites, and follow your Tweets on Twitter or posts on Facebook and answer them for you, because you feel that you are too busy or too inept to write about yourself and follow responses.
Some will even send postcards from exotic places where "you" claim to be vacationing, and set up dates for you, or screen responses.
Then one day he called saying he went to Nigeria to buy more, but he was stuck -- he asked her for ,000 cash to get his purchases back to the States.
At first, Best -- who juggles two part-time jobs working with developmentally-disabled adults and people with mental illness -- resisted, telling John she simply didn't have the money. "He was trying to get me to use my credit cards, borrow from my friends and family," said Best, who earlier told her saga to The Huffington Post.
He spoke with what she thought was a British accent and his picture on Facebook portrayed a nice-looking man with graying hair and a beard.
In July, "John" told her that he was traveling to the United Kingdom to buy antiques for his store.
Romancescams Yahoo group (open membership) Romancescams Photos Yahoo group (open membership) Looks Too Good Tobe True.com, a site by the FBI on the topic of romance scams. ORG A site to go to if you've been the victim of any fraud, believe you have, or had one attempted. Scammers are stealing from the modeling agencies and models too, as the model's picture is not as valuable if people associate it with a crime perpetrated on them or someone they know.
In no way is this construed to be a general dislike for any group of people anywhere. This scam continues because a) People don't suspect, and assume that cashier's checks and money orders are "as good as cash".In 2011, the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center received 5,600 complaints from victims of so-called "romance scammers" -- criminals who scan online dating sites, chat rooms and social networking sites for potential victims.The victims reported collective losses of .4 million, which is likely only a fraction of the actual losses since many victims are too embarrassed to file a report, the FBI said.And many of the scammers aren't even in the United States."In the process of going back and forth, a scammer is going to try to figure out what makes a person tick, what their vulnerable spots are," said Jenny Shearer, an FBI spokeswoman.
Focus Agency Hawaii Dating and More Black Ammateur Models Ethnic Models Online Black Cuties Black Refer Celebrety Male Models Donna Baldwin Juliet Adams Model Max DSGN New Faces Free DVD on protecting yourself from Internet scams from the US Postal Service Top Copyright 2006, 2007, 2010 by Elizabeth Harper All Rights Reserved No part of this page may be copied as a whole or in part, except in brief citations under the "Fair Use" provision of US and International Copyright Law without written permission of the author.