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 transfer stolen money into the newand then tell their victims to wire the money out of the country. Here are some warning s 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. This story sounds very close to what my neighbor is experiencing.
He says he has sold his environmental company and is coming back to the US to buy her a home on the ocean and to get his daughter named Mitchell out of boarding school. He claims to be worth millions and she is expecting a diplomatic courier to arrive this week with his financial documents. I know she has sent some money but I am most concerned that she has given access to her s.
Why don't you show her this and let her read all the stories here? Then she would know there's a ton of foreign scammers out there sharing the same fake names, telling the same fake stories and hustling multiple women or men at the same time. Mine does. He asked to park 3 M in my bank acc't I said no. I ended the relationship Lets have fun real woman no fakes. He texted me today again. I texted him it was over again that I knew what he was doing. These are all the same guy, Johnson Williams or whatever he calls himself. FTC could have easily caught him by now.
He better hope I never run in to him. He contacted me a couple of months ago. Johnny Williams with daughter that lived with sister-in-law while he was in the Gulf of Mexico. LIked to cook pasta. Very handsome. I ended communication after about a week.
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Needs funds to finish I am communicating with a man with nice grey hair and blue eyes, said he was He sent me a photo where he is wearing sunglasses. He left today for Germany for five weeks?? He plans to comeback since this will be his last contract working on oil contract, he wants to give his daughter a real family. His story is his wife passed four years ago. Does he show pictures with a daughter?
He is in love with me after a few days of communicating. He has not asked for funds but its coming. Yes, almost exactly the same. Goes primarily by James. Text are not good english, poetry is perfect english. If you google some words from the poems you should be able to find out who actually wrote it.
I, too, was scammed by James, James Edward. Found him on match. Came one strong, asked me to marry him the next day. Perfect english and grammar, until today, when the grammar went all to hell along with spelling. There are several guys scamming us.
They take turns talking to us.
Faking it — scammers’ tricks to steal your heart and money
It's easy to tell them apart. After the guy with the poor grammar stopped texting, I got another guy talking about sports. So, there are at least 3 men scamming me. I finally texted, "Where is the James with the good grammar?
Lol that's so funny, because my husband has been talking to some chick on Facebook messenger with a of scammer hallmarks. I told him to ask her why she responded to him with the phrase 'so nice to hear that from you' she said that was per best word I typed her ack; ok sister that's a sentence, not a word. English is not your native language is it? That was a week ago she still hasn't answered. Yep just deleted and blocked this smooth talker. He is very convincing, but there are red flags if you are paying attention.
I think I am being scammed by the same man, except mine is 65, have pictures and he has google duo me several times, trying to prove he is the guy in the pictures. Wife has been passed for four years, he has not worked during that time because he was busy taking care of his daughter who is now in college in California.
I have seen copy of the contract, but do not know if it is real. I would love to see if our pictures are the same ones.
Drilling equipment is very expensive into the millions of dollars. There is absolutely no way they can have a part for only thousands. This is especially true on off shore rigs.
I come from a long line of oilfield workers. I have pictures of him and of his daughter with him I would like to see the pictures too. This is a similar story I get. All of these stories sound so very similar. I do have many pictures that progress with time they is in sync with our conversation.
I have been in a similar situation. Then he was in a car accident he wanted help with his hospital bill.
This is typical scam format. Do not send money.
Do not give into his intimidation tactics to expose you. These people are masters at manipulation. Block him.
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Im talking to one now says in canada to get his team up and running on rig. And the broken machine. Is looking for a life mate He is an engineer in an oil rig and his new pipes felt into deep sea and need to rent a new crane. I said no.
He said he wants to marry me and will come to visit me before end of this month. But now he is in Brunei sea working on another new project tender and it seemed he cant visit me that soon. We will see what he will be doing after this Sounds like some one I may have once met.
Is it possible for you to send pictures? Would like to know. Not sure how this could be arranged. Yes he sounds familiar to me only he said he is in the Gulf of Mexico and can't pay for the equipment. This guy's name is Tamres Lindsey, he wants me to open a bank because he made me his beneficiary and can't change it now.
He needs my bank info so his money can be put into it or he can't leave Afganistan until i do this for him.