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.
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.
Can you picture yourself walking between giant turtles, seawolves and exotic birds?
Any changes made to one of your tickets will not necessarily afford rights to change the other ticket.She had been spotted bringing him lunch back in October. Mr Assange and I, have become very dear friends over time. he is the strongest person I know — but living as he is, is very unhealthy, demeaning and inhumane,” she wrote.They ask you to: Did you know you can do an image search of your love interest’s photo in your favorite search engine?If you do an image search and the person’s photo appears under several different names, you’re probably dealing with a scammer.Fully 22% of 18- to 24-year-olds now report using mobile dating apps, a more than fourfold increase from the 5% who reported using dating apps in 2013.