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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 about how they need money — for emergencies, hospital bills, or travel.
Why all of the tricks?
The scammers transfer stolen money into the new account, and then tell their victims to out of the country.
Here are some that an online love deposit and withdrawal might be a fake.
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 — click on Scams and Rip-Offs, then select Romance Scams.
I have seen this a couple of times.
I can tell by their english.
One guy, when I asked what he did for a living, he said I sell metal canned food.
No salesman in the US would ever say that.
This man was supposable from California.
Helen Christiana Terry is a name a scammer has stolen and is using it to extort money from men saying shes a nurse in Nigeria with UNICEF when I contacted UNICEF after she emailed me and I noticed poor english for a nursing student they told me she was a fraud she or whom ever is still using the emails to commit fraud Please, I think my so called boyfriend is a Nigerian scammer.
My heart is to invested.
I don't wanna leave him.
I called him out n he.
I need to know y they disappear on the week end please someone any one.
Hello Melanie, I feel what ur going thru, I met someone in EH and his voice didn't match the pic but to find out neither was the pic.
At that time everything about him I was Leary.
I didn't send money and that changed the relationship.
He is an African man who lived n LA but was doing "business" n Australia.
Even at time if connecting I tried to do research in him but hit a brick wall.
These online scammers have no sense of decency.
If you notice only one pic or this person escalates his acting for love and money quickly - even before meeting!
Then chances are he's a scammer.
True love comes from meeting the person face to face, learning about each other in broad daylight - not over check this out internet!!
Don't let yourselves be tricked into thinking these con artists are sincere.
Recently, I was scam by someone from a online dating for money.
What do i do?
I am lost and don't know how to get out of this situation.
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.
Please report this to the FTC at ftc.
The details you give will go into a database that law enforcement uses for investigations.
If you sent money talented the maid and the money interesting wire transfer service, you can report the scammer to the company.
BEN HODGES i am talking to him every day and share a sweet words always and he is very sweet man i know a General can be.
Your story shows many signs of a scam.
Very soon he wants to marry you.
He asks you to help him transfer money.
If you open a bank account, you tell the bank your name and your social security number.
You will be responsible for the account.
If this is a scam, the man might transfer stolen money into the account.
He might ask you to send money to another account.
He might ask you to out of the country.
If you do these things, you are helping to commit a crime involving stolen money.
You could tell him you will not open the account.
You can stop sending messages if you don't want to talk.
Thank you so very much :Mam: Bridget Small that's i need it to know about i don't have any experience of any of this.
They continuously keep changing his read article />I have never accepted his friend request.
Unfortunately I recently fell victim to a romance scam online.
These guys say the most beautiful things n tell u they love adore n want to spend the rest of their lives with you.
Please don't buy it.
They are scammers that do not care about u whatsoever.
They will ask u for money.
Most of them pose as widowed engineers with a child.
They claim to be successful.
The name of the person who scammed for a little bit of money is name Patrick Nguyen.
Not his real name.
They will try to transfer money into this acct, with ur name on it, via check.
Rubber checks that is.
Thank God my bank caught the check which had been altered.
I called him out on it.
Sure he scammed me for money but in the interim I learned a very valuable lesson.
He will get u into serious bank fraud problems.
Jeniferwhat site are you on?
I also meet a guy online and he asked me to send the money, I did send and now he is disappeared.
His name is Philip Nguyen Im pretty sure this romance scam is happening too me his name is richard lance says hes a sgt stationed in africa hes got 2 kids wife died 2 years ago etc hes nevet asked for money but asked me to send a gift card to his sone i told him no hes basically made me fall in love click the following article he offered to give me continue reading to help with my kids since my health is so bad i ignorantly gave him my login info he tried depositing a check into it but the check is in someone elses name my bank held it saying itd been altered but then said it will be available on the 21st im not exactly sure what to do or if i should say its fraud If you tell someone your bank account number they can take money out of your account.
A scammer might trick you into helping him transfer stolen money.
He could ask you to accept a check in your account, and transfer money.
If you get involved in a scheme, you could lose money or personal information and get in legal trouble.
My scanmmer told me his name was Robert Foster and that he was a construction engineer with a daughter who was home schooled.
He lived in California.
I live in Florida.
These guys are far reaching.
I was leery at the beginning because he was talking romance at the very beginning.
I thought who does that.
He wanted to marry me and had not even met me.
I turned him down.
I had already covered myself by saying I lived go here on my social security.
Guess he though he'd get what I had.
When I turned him down, I didn't expect him to come back but a few days later, he was back romancing again but in 2 weeks he was asking for the money again.
None of these sites really tell you what to do when you discover this.
Do you go to the police or someone else?
Not sure how to report him.
I did a reverse phone search and this guy has 10 addresses in California.
He could have 10 people or more doing this kind of thing at each address.
There should be something they can do to investigate.
Hello i am talking to a person, he said his name is terry Howell he has a son name leo that goes to school on Turkey.
He also ask me to get him 300 in iTunes cards 3 100.
I got red flags right away when he asked for 300 ITunes cards and called the police.
They referred me to an FBI site that had a form.
My guy's name was Cedric Chapman.
He was "orthopedic surgeon" working for United Nations in Syria and was a widower with a daughter in a Florida boarding school.
It appears this is some sort of racket and may be hard for the law to catch with him.
Cedric looked to be about 50-55 acting for love and money 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.
Even got me to send some him some naughty pictures that he is now blackmailing on saying he will post them on Facebook and send to all my family and friends through the messager also said he tried hacking my work email to send pictures to all my work contacts.
I'm not sure what to do or where to go about this.
He is also saying he will send pictures to my son's school.
He does use different names but he is the person in the photos.
He link highly of his moral character and frequently quotes religious texts.
He targets elderly women and soon convinces them he is in love with them and will marry them.
He asks for iTunes cars, for smart phones and to create a banking account in the victims names.
He encourages the women to discuss private matters about themselves.
He appears to have been scamming for over five years and is quite practiced in how to get his victims to believe him.
I am going through a similar issuer right now.
I wanted to ask if anything ever came if the situation?
Did you send the minus were the pics ever published?
I am such a fool.
I am smart and I know better.
I guess I was lonely.
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.
This scam was very, very elaborate.
I cant believe this.
I have even spoken to him on Hangouts.
Professed to be a christian.
I sent him one dirty photo and I am afraid he will blast it.
I met him on Facebook via a We Dont Deserve Animals I was following in my feed.
I am soooo stupid but now I know I am a professional woman who is lonely.
Dont fall for this ladies.
It can happen to all of us.
It is so easy and they can be so elaborite you eill think it is true.
It was very elaborate and even though I was skeptical of the random message and the speed at which they seemed to be falling for me I too was so lonely I guess maybe I hoped I was wrong.
This person invested a lot of time into this and is continuing to try and bring up ways to get an iTunes card or wire money to her aunt.
It was play online poker for free and win real money random message through Facebook messenger.
Was her name Donna, who's in the service with a sleeve tattoo?
She's from Louisiana or Missouri.
Image search showed she was not who she said she was.
I also met the girl in service w sleeve tattoo.
She was stationed at Camp McCain she claimed,then moved home to Pennsylvania.
She will never speak on phone or video chat but will invest weeks talking and promising marriage and love.
She eventually wants ITunes cards Keith it happened to me around the same time frame.
Sent a pic of a handsome older.
And how pretty i was.
It was elaborate also.
But when he asked for money i reported him to the fbi.
He contacted me and apoligized but i knew at that point that was a scam as well.
I am lonely too so they prey on us single people.
Taught me a lesson.
I just wish i knew who the handsome man in the pic was You really don't want to know who the handsome man in the photos is.
I found out and mine was an International Italian model.
I looked at his life thru all the women hanging on him for photo shoots and pictures of his current girlfriend and the beautiful clothes and huge bed and breakfast he owned and here I was sending someone money for plane tickets to get out of Africa and money for food.
I wrote the real person and he wrote a quick note.
Sorry" I think I felt better before I knew as this guy would not give me a second look and guessing he was not into women anyway except having to do photo shoots with them????
Be careful what you wish for!!
Don't feel bad, I thought myself of being smart too and pretty intuitive and got fooled also by how elaborated this scams are, I'm really amazed, this site helped me to see that, so I decided to share to help others too.
I got contacted in a language exchange site, and the guy ask me also to use hangouts "soldier on a peacekeeping mission for the US in Sudan", named Clark Hartley after getting me in hangouts he deleted the language exchange app.
Similar tragic story as the ones here, his wife died in a car accident 3 years ago, has a 6 year old kid, who is taken care by a nanny in Phoenix, dad also died the same year as wife curiously.
Well, I ignored his request and he notice so, one day he asks if I could do something for him, if I went shopping anytime soon if I could make some shopping for him and send it to Sudan, I'm like what?!
He told me he got supplies there, but he needed some few personal things, I asked to send me the money, list of things and adress and maybe I could DHL it aint spending no money on a guy I dont even knowhe later tells me he has no money with him, just his card but was afraid to do online transactions.
I told him to buy his things online and I may have them fwd.
Even tells me "so you're suggesting I pay the things with my card".
He ask me if I could help with the shopping, but if I couldnt if was ok, that he would figure it out how I may send him things.
Here's where I got really suspicious, search for the pics he sent me and found two on random websites.
So he is picking pics from websites, what surprised me was he had a really good english grammar, and really fluid sweet conversation, so girls be really careful, protect your hearts, search on google reverse image, ask for video calls, dont fall for this scam artist.
I told him his better aegean miles and bonus truthful and be real with me Do NOT send him any money!
Even if you did he will still have your pictures and will threaten you again and again.
Please contact the FBI help line, easy to do online, and file a report.
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.
In the future, if you decide to send provocative pictures, omit your face, they only want to see article source parts anyway right?
You can also notify Facebook who can monitor or cancel his account and access to your friends can be limited as well.
The threat to you is not as great as it seems, but the person is a real threat and you should cut all ties to them immediately.
Best wishes to you for a happy conclusion.
He gave me 1 hour and he was going to post all the photos.
Sadl Hilary- I have been talking to a guy that sente a follow request on Instagram and he started messaging me and ask me to go to Hangout.
Our guys stories sound similar.
Mine says he is a doctor working for the U.
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.
When I realized that he was a scam I did a Google image search of him and saw that his identity belonged to a doctor alright but his name was totally different than the one he gave me.
Yesterday he posted several "new" pics of his alter ego and in every one he had a wedding ring on.
I ask him how long his wife had been gone and I was told five years, I then ask him why did all the pics show him with a wedding band and he tells me that he "wears it BC it keeps the nurses from fighting" over him!
I've done nothing but play along BC people like this really piss me off!
But, I am happily married and would have sent him on his was if he had been legit.
He has already told me that he is in love with me and thinks about me all the time!
He too has a goatee type beard that is black with gray in it.
He is now divorced, has zero family and zero emergency contacts oh and zero bank account.
I am 40, in a relationship and he has contacted me via Facebook.
The messages mainly comprise of him declaring his undying love for me, thanking God and bad spelling and grammar.
I asked many times what rank he is, what his job in the army is and could he video call me to confirm his identity.
All he could say was he was a soldier and that due to him being closely monitored by terrorists, all cameras had been disabled.
I also asked him if he was a United Nations soldier would that not make him a nato soldier, he once again did not answer and that was a wild guess to which I knew any proud soldier would be happy to correct me.
So after a few messages were exchanged I suddenly remembered Facebook voice messaging.
So I am waiting to see what his next excuse is.
I mean I knew it was a scam all along but I could not work out how.
This guy is a looker, well the photos he is using anyway.
He must have even researched who giveaways and money sweepstakes forces use as their main courier.
I was actually looking for a number that I could call in the US to ask if it could even be possible that a service man could be without emergency contacts and a bank account.
I wonder how many embarrassed women tell anyone that this has happened, because I honestly had not known it was so common until I decided to look online I really hope this comment https://deposit-games-spin.website/and/money-laundering-and-gaming-industry.html someone.
Almost forgot, the guys name on Facebook is Keith Elvis.
This happened to me for 3 months now.
This guy approached me through a text from a social media and I accepted it and then started talking everyday saying sweet things to me and I gave in.
He kept asking for money because somethings are always coming up and I never thought this was a scam because he was a sweet person.
And when I was on a social media looking a pictures and I happened to see the guy that I thought i was talking to all this time.
I looked at this guys pages and he is married with a baby who lives in Hong Kong.
You can report this to the wire transfer company you used.
Call the Western Union Fraud Hotline at 800-448-1492 or bigger baby bonus and medisave grants for parents MoneyGram Customer Care Center at.
Also, report to the FTC at The information you give goes into a secure database that law enforcement uses for investigations.
You can also report to your state and to the social media site where you found the profile.
I met a guy on facebook.
He said his name was Mark Johnson government pilot working for the UK government.
He said he was a widower with a daughter Mary that leaved in the UK with check this out nanny.
He told me he had a house in San Antonio Texas, and Apartment in England.
He would marry me and take care of me.
He was a very sweet talker.
I made me fall in love with him.
Then he told me the itune card i sent him was used.
Which was very stupid.
The we continued to text on google hangouts.
He told me he loved me.
And we were this web page />He was a government pilot.
He traveled all over Europe he told me.
He went to west africa an got an infection which land him in Carolina Medical Center in Poland.
He said they could only get this medicine in Nigeria.
I had to send the moneygram or western union money to doctor in Nigeria.
And he would come back to Poland and give him play las vegas slot machines medicine so he wouldn't die from infection.
And once he was well he would come meet me and we would marry.
I told him he was a scammer and i blocked him from messaging me.
If photos where real i do not know.
And ladies there is another one out there named David M Rivas i met him on Instagram.
He's a widower marine engineer in California.
He has a 17 year old daughter named Bella.
She is in boarding school.
Another one that wanted to talk on hangouts.
He told me he loved me and wanted to make a life with me.
He told me he was at sea.
And his bank accounting was frozen.
He asked if i could open a bank account for him.
So his company can direct deposit money into this account.
I told him No i wouldn't open an account for him.
I do not know this guy that well.
It could have been stolen money going into account that would be in my name not his.
I told him to have the company cut him a paper check.
And he could cash it when he get back on land.
And he started insulting me.
So i blocked him.
This sound like the same man I'm talking to now.
The only thing is he has a play las vegas slot machines lives with his nanny.
They are in Washington D.
He work for an oil share company in Scotland.
He is a very sweet talker, made me fall in love with him.
These only I have one big problem.
Yes Acting for love and money know that's wrong even if I'm in a abusive marriage.
But he really helps me talking with me when I need to talk about my problems.
Telling me I'll send it back to you the next day.
Then the next day,he would tell me "I have a little problem.
Every time I ask for it "I have a problem.
He always make it my fault that I don't have the money to send him.
I try not to talk to him but I have that man under my skin and just can't stop.
I am talking to a guy name Cleve Baez on Instagram from the US military.
He said I was beautiful and I should transfer to hang out app.
He has a tattoo on his chest and work out video.
He said he loves me.
He text me very day and say I miss u.
He said he is in Nigeria and from the states.
I had a sergeant John goodwin and he sounds similar - wife diedson Michael lives with a nanny Very easy to chat toloved me after a week Contracted soldierstationed in Niger Keep fit instructor Has anyone else heard of him Frozen bank accountneeds to get home and wants a plane ticket The guy you described sounds like the guy I met via tinder a few months ago, who went by the name of Goodwin Williams.
I sensed red flags from the beginning.
His story was this: resides in San Diego however currently working on a construction contract in Turkey his native country.
He started telling me he was read article to buy me a car, wanted to get married, and also wanted to come visit me, and actually stay with me.
Through two weeks of convo he asked how much I made, asked if I knew what bitcoin was, and even explained a situation where he loan someone money, and it was never returned.
Well I am well aware that money, or finances is not mentioned in a two week period of getting to know someone.
His pace was too fast for me, he expressed loving me, and how he lost his mother at an early age, and was looking for a mother figure, which was disturbing, and overwhelming.
I really wish this guy would get caught, as no one deserves to be taken advantage of.
Well stay away from that creep.
This guy needs for his games to be ended.
The photo he uses is of a man with dark hair, well trimmed beared, with a safisticated look to him, who works out everyday.
Stay away from that creep.
Claims he is in Thailand working to repair pipes under water.
He recently wanted me to contact the United Nations to help him get a vacation I said no he got told me I didn't want to meet him.
I said I'm not comitting fraud for him.
I'm still texting him just to see how acting for love and money he will go.
Good thing you didn't allow yourself to fall prey to what he wanted from you.
United Nations deals with terrorist I think not pipe running LOL.
I hope I can meet this loser scammer so I can grill him on Detroit Michigan, I am from regret, play poker and win money not LOL.
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