Online Dating Scams: Fake Profiles, Requests for Money, Travel Emergencies, Fake Classified, Talk Rooms and More

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Online Dating Scams: Fake Profiles, Requests for Money, Travel Emergencies, Fake Classified, Talk Rooms and More

Looking for Love te All the Online Places May Land You a Scam Instead of a Love!

If you are active on online dating websites, or via classifieds, talk rooms and forums, beware. Some reports indicate that spil much spil 30% of the personalities are scams. That beautiful woman (or spectacular stud) may be ter love with your wallet or purse, not you! Here are some of the typical scams:

  • Hard core scammers set out to con you into sending them money,
  • fake profiles intended to redirect you to another webstek (porn, gambling or even another dating webstek), or
  • verdadero people looking to date. but they are not who they optie to be!

Even the thickest and oldest dating websites, such spil Match.com, eHarmoney, POF (Slew of Fish), AOL, etc., are not immune to scammers. Dating has switched since the advent of the internet and you have to be knowledgeable and have you guard up to find true love, instead of a positivo scam!

How to Recognize an Online Dating Scam Artist

The relationship may not be what you think, especially if your suitor:

  • wants to leave the dating webpagina instantly and use individual email or IM
  • claims love te a heartbeat
  • claims to be from the U.S., but is traveling or working overseas
  • plans to visit, but is prevented by a traumatic event or a business overeenkomst gone sour
  • Scammers also like to say they’re out of the country for business or military service.
  • Asks for money (ESPECIALLY via Película del Oeste Union Moneygrams – that is ALWAYS a sign of a scam!)

What You Can Do About a Dating Scam

You suffer heartache, but you don’t have to lose your savings, too. Never send money! Scammers often use thesis excuses to ask you to send them money to voorkant:

  • travel
  • medical emergencies (for them or a family member)
  • hotel bills
  • Theft
  • Unexpected business expenses which they say are not covered by their business or insurance
  • hospital bills for a child or other relative
  • visas or other official documents
  • or losses from a improvised financial setback

Don’t send money to tide someone overheen after a mugging or robbery, and don’t do anyone a valenza by making an online purchase or forwarding a package to another country. One request leads to another, and delays and disappointments will go after. Ter the end, the money will be gone along with the person you thought you knew.

Here are visitor-submitted reports of dating scams. And here are some key points to recall about the scams.

Presente scam emails received:

What can you do to avoid being scammed on dating websites

Scammers are present everywhere on the dating websites. Even if you use established dating websites, like Match.com, eHarmony, etc., and even the women say they live te your own country, you may be scammed.

Before you invest your emotions into a long distance relationship, compare what they say against common sense. Someone who claims to be te love without, glance unseen, never having met you ter person, is mostly a scammer or simply unbalanced.

Apply the same common sense rules of safe dating online spil you would ter person.

  • Let friends or relatives know where you are going and when you expect to come back when you meet someone from a dating webstek.
  • Always meet te a public place.
  • Never send money to someone you met online.
  • Especially, never, everzwijn send money via Película del Oeste Union.

Miscellaneous dating scam reports from consumers / victims:

Scammer of POF.com (Plentyoffish), Received February 14, 2014:

Sent: Friday, February 14, 2014 11:14 AM

Met a stud on a dating webpagina. Wij chatted for a while. He claimed to be fairly wealthy don’t know what business he wasgoed te because. I believed he wasgoed just exaggerating. Well. Because it wasgoed the holiday weekend. He said he wasgoed going to add mij to his corporate account. And to call a number so they could set mij up for him to be able to transfer money directly from his acct to mij. He said he wasgoed ter Dallas. For the weekend. So he desired mij to take the money he sent mij and get a plane toegangsbewijs and come sending mij. But the ondergrens am the could send would be 5000$. So when I called the number. The lady said for mij to get a money Pak card for 500 dollars. And call hier back and give hier the number. For collateral harm they can’t explosion money on a card with a zero arqueo and there had to be 100$ for every 1000$ attempting to be loaded. That did not make sense because I know if I purchase a money Pak whoever I give the confirmation number to can eliminate the money and geyser it onto a card themselves. So I google searched the number. And it came to be a aparente assistant number I wasgoed dialing. When I called the 877 number back to ask more questions. The technicus. Got very upset at my questions. About it not making sense to mij And noticed it wasgoed the same person I had talked to before even however she talent a different name. When I questioned him. He got very belligerent. All I have are the two phone numbers. But. I know thesis two are very likely scamming all overheen the Internet. And have their script down pack

8667118822. Thrust 1 for customer service.

The fellow I met. Told mij his neme ter Jordan. 9729669665.

The webpagina informatie where I met him. Wasgoed Pof .com.

His profile name wasgoed Manofpower77 hope I can zekering someone else from being scammed out of their hard earned money

Isingles, Olusesan Ashaye, Received April 9, 2008:

I have bot talking to a man who contacted mij from the webstek www.isingles. I believed he wasgoed an american living ter England. He then said he wasgoed away on business ter Westelijk Africa. Wij have bot talking for several weeks and he wasgoed very coaxing. He wasgoed a widow with no family and just one son – Nelson. However, when he said he wasgoed returning to the UK he said he had run out of contant and could I send him some, asking primarily for ‘500 and when I said no asked how much could I send. I led him to believe that I would send ’50 and thesis are the details that he talent mij:

Película del Oeste Union Money Transfer

Smeris name – Olusesan Ashaye

Text question – best colour

mayordavies, Received March 31, 2008:

this is a dating scammer which his name is mayordavies [email protected] i met him of 18-60s dating overheen Trio months ago he has spoken with mij spil he wasgoed supposed to american but he is nigerian he also knows my huis address and worried te case something happens he emails mij every day and talks on yahoo messenger i last spoke to him yesterday and got quiebro angry requesting money by película del Oeste union i have not sent any but with him knowing where i live im worried thank you i would say i have heard ter the background there is a big stadionring of them working together please do something for mij im worried

HornyMatches.com, Received March 31, 2008:

Recently i joined a dating webpagina by the name of HornyMatches.com, it cost mij ter total 85 euro to join and there is a immobile toverfee of 35 euro a month . I have recently discovered that many of the profiles with pictures on them are taken from other sites on the nipt and not just dating sites. Also when i attempted to communicate with someone i always got a one line reaction, almost spil if it wasgoed automated. This thrilled my suspicions and i investigated the matter and found numerous complaints of hard done by consumers who were dooped by this scam, People were telling that they never met anyone and that there wasgoed always some excuse,one person even said that he had a lotsbestemming of difficulty cancelling his account, so to avoid this problem i switched my credit card. Now, i just want to highlight this ter the hope something can be done about it, the company is based ter Belgium, well thats what they advertise, and i believe they have a team of people who are pretending to be the person that is ter the profile, responding to emails from unsuspicious customers, keeping them on a string spil to samenvatting money from them, It even says that when you cancell the account the membership will terminate instantly even if you have paid until a certain time that has yet to expire.I found this very strange and can think of no logical reason spil to why they do this. I believe this is fairly a perverse scam spil they are stealing from people who are looking for a playmate. Anyways, Please let mij know if you are ascendiente with this webpagina and what can be done about it. Thanks.

becky thomas, Received March 28, 2008:

this to do with dating scamby becky thomas and a old lady telling shec is hier grandmoter the grand mother is ter nigera and becky is suposto be ter uk there using the immigrationg to do this ghe gets a beau than say she coming to meet him ihan zometeen says she stuck at immergratins and needa money to get out thats hosw she cought mij i ihought ise wasgoed positivo yhere te thre uk because she had a fellow telling he wae from imergrations when i called him and when he called mij he told mij he wasgoed imergrations wnd kneeded six hundred dollars to let hier cross the border hier grand mother goes by the name on lara thicket or lara pubic hair Three on the internet they scamed mij for 18hundred dollars becky gos by owo omo display

Report relationship scams to:

  • The Federal Trade Commission
  • The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center
  • Your state Attorney Común

And please let us know about any suspicious calls or emails you receive. Wij look for patterns so that wij can waakzaam the authorities and victims to fresh scams, before it is too late!

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