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.When I refuse to give him my credit card he block me on Facebook lol. I know of a couple of women he scammed and he sent me a bad check and the bank told me it was a fake check. I'm not sure if he's a scammer but I'm so invested in this it kills me.And when we video chat I see his hole face and it's not dark or in the shadows.I admit that I'm starting to fall for him, but there's been a nagging little doubt in my mind.I did a Whitepages search for him via name, city & state, & his phone.
Unfortunately, online dating scams are all too common. Helen Christiana Terry is a name a scammer has stolen and is using it to extort money from men saying shes a nurse in Nigeria with UNICEF when I contacted UNICEF after she emailed me and I noticed poor english for a nursing student they told me she was a fraud she or whom ever is still using the emails to commit fraud Please, I think my so called boyfriend is a Nigerian scammer. Hello Melanie, I feel what ur going thru, I met someone in EH and his voice didn't match the pic but to find out neither was the pic.which came clean with but I still believed n him until he asked for my financial support.. I didn't send money and that changed the relationship.
Don't let yourselves be tricked into thinking these con artists are sincere.
If you gave the scammer your bank or credit card account numbers, contact your bank or credit card company and ask how to protect your accounts.
After they form a “relationship,” they come up with reasons to ask their love interest to set up a new bank account.
The scammers transfer stolen money into the new account, and then tell their victims to wire the money out of the country.