Not everyone using online dating sites is looking for love. Scammers create fake online profiles using photos of other people — even stolen pictures of real military personnel. They profess their love quickly.
And they tug at your heartstrings with made-up stories about how they need money — for emergencies, hospital bills, or travel. Why all of the tricks? The scammers set up dating profiles to meet potential victims. The scammers transfer stolen money into the new account, and then tell their victims to wire the money out of the country.
Here are some warning signs that an online love interest might be a fake. They ask you to:. Unfortunately, online dating scams are all too common. There may be tens of thousands of victims, and only a small fraction report it to the FTC. If this happens to you, please report it at ftc. Does she have red curly hair? Are there several pics of the two of them together wearing baseball hats? The story sounds like mine. The guy said he is from Texas and now working at Dubai To convince me, he sent me the driving license and usa passport.
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I was naive and sent money This sounds just like the same person I'm dealing with. He goes by the name Georgia Walter he is on Facebook.
Hi this sounds like the guy I met on tinder. But i met him once through skype and he appears the same guy on the pictures he sends me. I have the same guy!
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I have given the police department all the information I had on this scammer. I hope the police and FBI catch and stop him from doing this to anyone else. He says he's a marine name Evan Johnson and he says he's stationed as a patrol Italian to protect the borders somewhere and Afghanistan Cuba area and it says he's from Florida but just recently like on the 7th he took my phone number because he I can't remember his login information for "Western union ghana website dating" or my own and use my phone number to create another account under Terry.
I looked thru his phone cuz I had doubts about why his paycheck was gone in 3 days.
He doesn't make a lot and I'm home with our 2 youngest kids so his parents are already paying our bills and have been for a long time. I should've been suspicious when our infant was for SSI and he got upset that I'm the only payee and I refused to have his check direct deposited inmy fiance's account.
But some intuition told me to protect my kids and myself. Last night something told me to check his phone for the first time in over a year, I noticed Hangouts and started reading. Shocked and sickened doesn't even begin to describe my feelings.
I wish I knew her name all I know is the user name Priceless Love also I'm going to try to send her picture to my phone. I believe he's being scammed, which he deserves, but it takes food awsy from my babies.
Please let me know if you've come across her screen name and same story please. Thank you from a desperate stay at home mom.
I'm sorry this is happening to your family. Scammers use many different tricks to persuade people to send money.