Signs of online dating scams red flags on dating men
If you’re looking for love online, these warning signs may expose a con-panionship: If you think you’ve been involved with, or are in an online romance scam, please report it at the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3).
IC3 is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C).
Some receive shocking news that their new found friend is in trouble and needs financial help.
Others have been asked to send money for a plane ticket so they can meet in person.
There have been reports that some phony sweethearts are impersonating soldiers with the goal of pulling the heartstrings of patriotic women of all ages.
Others ask their victims to join in fraudulent business ventures, most involving reshipping schemes where merchandise purchased with stolen credit card numbers is sent to the victims who are asked to forward it to their love interest abroad.
Unfortunately, not everyone using dating sites is looking for romance; some are looking for money, your money.For instance, a fifty year old woman with a love of horses may receive messages from an individual claiming to be a sixty year old business executive who owns a ranch.