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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.
If you get involved in a scheme, you could lose money or personal information and get in legal trouble. There should be something they can do to investigate.
The details you give will go into a database that law enforcement uses for investigations. BEN HODGES i am talking to him every day and share a sweet words always and he is very sweet man i know a General can be.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.A scammer might trick you into helping him transfer stolen money. After 2 months of texting, he asked me for 0 in ITunes cards. I had already covered myself by saying I lived strictly on my social security. When I turned him down, I didn't expect him to come back but a few days later, he was back romancing again but in 2 weeks he was asking for the money again. I did a reverse phone search and this guy has 10 addresses in California.He could ask you to accept a check in your account, and transfer money. I was leery at the beginning because he was talking romance at the very beginning. None of these sites really tell you what to do when you discover this. He could have 10 people or more doing this kind of thing at each address.