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 made-up stories about how they need money — for emergencies, hospital bills, or travel. Why all of the tricks? The scammers transfer stolen money into the newand then tell their victims to wire the money out of the country. Here are some warning s that an online love interest might be a fake. They ask you to:.
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 ftc. Mine is similar your, his wife and kid in car crash and killed. Wanted me to be next of Kin because Oil rig required next of Kin of contractor and asked me to text name,lastname,photo pastport size and contract.
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We just texted for 10 days. How can I do that? Is his name Gary from scrabble go he's been bugging me for money to send his boss documents.
When he's done with this job he's going to retire and do his own business. Wants to marry me and be partners with him. I have been scammed three times on a dating site. How do people find out their real names? He claimed he had no credit card because his disabled son had made a major purchase. He had me running around buying Best Buy cards because his computer was destroyed on the flight from the US to Cypress where he had a contract to search for gems. He claims to be a geologist and gemologist. Does this sound familiar to anyone? Since you have the same issue. The person you talking with is a scammer.
If you have pictures I can help you to locate the picture cos is not real. Will you help me? I have pictures. I am so heart broken. I love this guy and he swears he is not who they are talking about. I need peace of mind please. I have the same, yeah i have the pictures he sent, how shall i send them?
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Good thing he has not ask for money or speak about investing yet. YesI have photo and I havebeen talking to him since 2 months, never asked for money yet! But some red flags avoiding video chats, internet call etc. His is is not pulled in search engine!!
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I've been chatting with a Mark David that says he is an orthopedic dr in yemen. He says his daughter died from cancer several years ago. She was His wife cheated on him with his best friend. They died in a car crash several years ago. He has a son named Kelvin in boarding school in Georgia. He is wanting money to end his contract early with the UN. He is a very niceooking man and wants me to marry him. I have pics of him. Sounds like my James willaims that has a son named kelvin!! I have pics but I believe that are probably stolen. I had to block him. Sounds similar.
I called him out on all.
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What was his name? Did he give you his son's name? Did he tell you how his wife died? I think the man I am taking to may be the same man who scammed you. Oh my gosh! This sounds like a guy I have bee messaging for nearly two years!
He is supposedly 55, an engineer and has grey hair and has a nephew to take care of. He says he is 55 and has a young son in boarding school. He says he is an Engineer on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. There are definitely some red flags. I have some photos and would like to compare them with the ones you have. I have been talking to a man for two weeks who claims. I would love to see photos of this man.
Have been talking to someone for 4 mi the with similar story I knew a man similar like engineer civil in New zealand. I sent him much money. His name is Liam Matic, 52 years, with barb, Brown eyes and muscles and athletic body. What was the mans name he used. Using Lucas Edward. Says he has no kids but is widowed and from Germany. It look the same.
Is it any way to have privet contact with you? I want to see picture of the guy. This sounds like a guy that goes by Greg Josh Clinton. He has been an engineer in Turkey, but now he is an engineer I am oil rig in the California ocean. Says he is He had a son graduating and a mom in Bulgaria that is very sick needing brain surgery on a tumor. I actually. I have meet someone online on dating site.
His name is engr.
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Jin Lee he said he had a xgf and cheated on him. Dont want to tell me what happened and juat told he sued her and he doesnt have any apps like fb,instagram and whatsoever because her x blackmailed him. He said he is a Christian and prayed for me. Saying sweet things and everything.
And ask me to pray forhim coz he will close a bigdeal theb he was able to be chosen and then he was given and want me to rcve the money for praying for him. Ask him abt whats insde only few things and he got angry force me to pay.
But it was bad,fake the grammar of the and courier are not the same. So ended up asking me to pay. And debating with him. USA accnt but turkey bank and the courier didnt match with the gmails.
And force me to ask to pay half and they agreed right away. Same time he message me onky 30mins difference. He cant even show me his face and now blackmailing me to post my naked pic all over the internet. Through facebook and other things.