Start List of online dating scammers

List of online dating scammers

These criminals—who also troll social media sites and chat rooms in search of romantic victims—usually claim to be Americans traveling or working abroad. Their most common targets are women over 40 who are divorced, widowed, and/or disabled, but every age group and demographic is at risk. You’re contacted online by someone who appears interested in you.

Once you send them money, the fraudsters will keep coming back and invent new reasons to send them more.

When you think you’ve met the perfect partner through an online dating website or app, but the other person is using a fake profile to form a relationship with you.

They’re using the site to gain your trust and ask you for money or enough personal information to steal your identity.

(by Elena Garrett, 2009) Visa and Tickets Scammer Advanced Fee Investment Scammer Unscrupulous or Fake Marriage / Translation Agency Vacation Hunter Pro Dater Accommodation Scams Bigger Better Deal Hunter Green Card Hunter / Gold Digger Imagine this: a 20-years old rough-looking unemployed college student named Boris is typing to you "My beloved [insert your name here], I went to the travel agency and they said that I will need to buy visa and tickets to travel to you. The then attaches to the message a picture of a shy-looking pretty young lady blowing you a kiss. He is a ruthless con-man who is making money selling elaborate fantasy stories to trusting foreigners.