The Attorney General’s Office encourages people to exercise an appropriate level of caution when looking for a relationship online and to be careful about sharing personal information and photos with people they have never met.
The following are some tips on how to protect yourself from being scammed and what to do if you become a victim: Pre-Paid Debit Card Scams For years, scammers have duped people into wiring money using wire services.
As the number of people looking to meet new people online grows, so does the opportunity for fraud.
Some scam artists use bogus profiles to con the people they meet out of hundreds or thousands of dollars.
In the first scenario, the scammer may indirectly ask for money.
For instance, some romance scammers express concern about their financial situation or ability to visit the victim in the hopes that a person will offer to send funds.
Spotting Discrepancies Reading or Listening Between the Lines Beware Speed Community Q&A Online dating scams are rife. You do not have to be rich and you do not have to be stupid.
You just have to be looking for love, a search that causes you to be more vulnerable than usual.
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And love is the tool scammers use to pry open your bank account and strip you of your assets. She says I'm so handsome (I'm not) and wants to see me in person and hear me. Beware." said he was Roden Miller (actually Jeffrey Miller) as a scammer. He is in the army stationed in Houston Texas but is currently on a peacekeeping mission in Libya but would be returning soon. I refuse to give my number or email and insist on staying on that site.
By learning how to spot a scammer, you can protect yourself. But her cell phone seems to be faulty and her old laptop doesn't have a built in camera. I also enjoy toying with these scammers with elaborate stories of wealth, success, and loneliness.
She wants me to send money to buy one via her money transfer account.
A recent study indicates that 15 percent of American adults use online dating websites or mobile applications.