Pictures of internet dating scammers
They act on emotional triggers to get these victims to provide personal details, gifts, and even money.
They are, therefore, more vulnerable to these scams.As the online relationship gets deeper, the victim is eventually asked for large sums of money.Some are even asked to carry out illegal activities, and they may go ahead and do them willingly either because they are in love or because they’re being threatened.Online dating and romance has become a common thing nowadays.While there are people that have found love through online dating (you probably know some), its rapid increase in popularity over recent years has seen a dramatic rise in online scams.A majority of the scammers are claiming to be from Australia or the United States, but there are others who are claiming to be from other western countries.
Once the scammer has gained your trust, they will directly or subtly ask for gifts, credit or banking card details or money.
And because many victims are usually too embarrassed to report being duped and conned of large sums of money, these estimates may be grossly under-reported.
It usually very difficult to recover any monies sent to online scammers, but by knowing what to look out for and the tactics these fraudsters employ, you can avoid falling victim.
Finding love online can be challenging because you will never know when you will get to meet the right one or if you are meeting someone who will only scam you out of your pockets.
Not so long ago, it was embarrassing to find love online.
Some people think that it is a clear sign of desperation.