A prolonged contact with a dating scammer is nothing anyone is proud of. What is the most common way to scam unsuspecting people on dating sites?
Dating on the Internet is now a billion industry. However, money is not only generated by membership on dating sites, but it also attracts fraudsters. Shame is common among those who are scammed and not tell the police. In cases where the fraudster has been revealed, it has been found that the person you thought was, for example, a single woman, in fact, was a middle-aged man …Maybe on an Internet cafe in Lagos, Nigeria.
Don’t think you know a person you haven’t met
Fraudsters, also known scammers, is far from untalented and can often have an incredible patience. Sometimes they can spend up to a year on his fictional character, the victim finally think they know. It may even be that telephone calls occur and the fraudster asks someone familiar with the correct gender for help.
Scammers don’t like to speak in real time. They always prefer email or SMS, as it’s easier to think about what to say. Often a scammer has several “clients” at the same time, which can be quite messy.
Different variants on dating fraud to get money
That the fraudster claims travel expenses to meet is the most common variant. There is often a desire for money for a ticket while gold and green forests are promised when you meet.
Dating Scammers may pretend to be in a country where there is a problem with the visa, or to a particular form is required. This so-called paperwork is said to always cost different amounts of money. The dating fraudster obviously insists that you will get back the money as soon as the person solved the non-existent hassle.
Military staff and pilots
Watch out for the person posing in a pilot or military uniform. These often need a sum. For example, they may be stuck in one country or need to pay a fee to get their salary. They often want money transferred via Western Union.
The individuals may seem credible but usually use a hijacked identity. A military stationed in Afghanistan may ask you to send money to Nigeria or Ghana with the promise of a superintended to pick them out.
The scammer, or a related family member, is ill. Perhaps money may be needed for an operation or other hospital bills. These appeals are often filled with empathy-inducing expressions, but the person you talk to or his family is rarely in the situation described. They probably do not even exist.
The person you think you know, and maybe start to fall in love with, just waiting for you to uncover something that can be used against you.
It may be like this:
You get in touch on a dating page. After a while, the fraudster wants you to continue talking on Facebook. With cheat or list, you show some skin while the fraudster is recording a video. In order not to distribute the video to your social network, as the person now knows via Facebook, you are required for money.
Be on your guard!