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.
He encourages the women to discuss private matters about themselves. This guy named Schounlieni Williams, a "soldier on a peacekeeping mission for th US in Sudan" recently divorced wants to marry me professed all kinds of love and got me for private chats on Hangouts just asked me to purchase an Amazon card for 0 so he can continue to chat because the army is going to cut our chatting off and he is taking great risks. I am soooo stupid but now I know I am a professional woman who is lonely. Please contact the FBI help line, easy to do online, and file a report. in Syria, is a widower with a 15 year old son from Rome but currently living in San Antonio.
He speaks with very broken English and said he is from France but doesn’t know French when it is spoken to him. I told him I was going to the walmart today but I knew last night that this was a scam, I am not sending anything, my heart is broken. Don't worry about your pictures being revealed, it is not likely they will post them because their IP Address will be known if they do and if they really do post them it will most likely be on a site that none of your family or friends will ever see. I knew by looking at his Instagram and seeing over 3,000 women he was following that he was a scammer but I have played along with it.
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.
He also ask me to get him 300 in i Tunes cards 3 100.00 i didnt do it Now hes asking me to send his son in Turkey a birthday gift to contact the schooland wire them 1200power station 5, he even gave me the schools email I think the same guy got to me. He was "orthopedic surgeon" working for United Nations in Syria and was a widower with a daughter in a Florida boarding school.
He says his picture was stolen and he is a victim but that’s not true.Victims think they’re just helping out their soulmate, never realizing they’re aiding and abetting a crime.Here are some warning signs that an online love interest might be a fake.Cedric looked to be about 50-55 with a gray goatee type beard.They sometimes steal other's identity, though I have been talking to a guy who also said the sweetest of things.They ask you to: Did you know you can do an image search of your love interest’s photo in your favorite search engine?If you do an image search and the person’s photo appears under several different names, you’re probably dealing with a scammer.And if the person’s online profile disappears a few days after they meet you, that’s another tip-off.Here’s the real deal: Don’t send money to someone you met online — for any reason.Don't let yourselves be tricked into thinking these con artists are sincere.If you gave the scammer your bank or credit card account numbers, contact your bank or credit card company and ask how to protect your accounts.