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Sweetheart Scams, Internet Dating Fraud, Romance Investment Schemes
At times, my client may ask for direction in regards to Internet dating and relationships.
I have consulted with a Licensed Private Investigator who assisted me with this information so my clients and the public can be informed what could/may occur with Internet dating and online relationships. This is just a brief article on Online, Internet Dating, and Romance Scams.
The Sweetheart Scam
In the vast majority of cases, innocent people can lose part, or all, of their money after being lured in by online dating or romance. They can also be offered or pressured into buying a an fake investment, by their love interest..
THE DARK SIDE, INTERNET DATING & ROMANCE
Unfortunately millions of people fall victim to investment scams, via a internet romance every year to include experienced, educated investors who may be dealing with a large sum of money.
Signs Of Romance Fraud
Consider That At Some Point, Your Cellphone Will Be Hacked
An online love scam is not easy to detect. With most people chatting online and finding their partners through online dating sites, it is a little difficult to differentiate a genuine person from a scammer. But there are certain classic signs, which can indicate that you are dealing with a scammer and below are a few of them:
The scammer shows pictures of himself/herself within hours or days of the chat. Most of such pictures might be taken with models or friends.
The scammer will be sending you photos of herself/himself in provoking poses.
The scammer declares his/her love too soon.
You receive packages and gifts bought by the scammer, sent to your location. If the goods are stolen, the victim is into great trouble.
Most love scammers declare that they are citizens of the U.S., or U.K., living/traveling in Africa, or Russia, for a particular job or reason.
Money comes into the conversation early. As soon as the scammer gets to know the victim's interest he/she asks the victim to help with advancing money
Money transfer, for most of the time, will be requested via Western Union, or Moneygram, instead of checks, money orders etc.
Excuses. The scammer will give every other excuse for not giving their landline numbers, or physical addresses.
What To Do If Scammed:
After you discover the scam, you may have questions regarding the person you were talking to, the money you may have sent, the checks you may have cashed, how to report the scammer, or just how the scam works. Contact Your Local Police Department.
This Article Should Not Be Considered Legal Advice.
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