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.
Dark hair, very handsome, around Stated he was in Romanian army and he was over in Syria. Was he asking you for money? He's been asking me.
Giving me sad stories. He has sent me pictures and stated strong feelings for me about a month after he friend requested me last Fall. He now claims he is trying to come to the states but is currently being held be kidnappers in Mexico and needs money to get out of there. Did he tell you the same stuff and is he still contacting you?
He needs to be stopped!! I think we r talking about the same gay I was talking with,architect ,widowed has a black haired daughter.
Is his name David? Had a 40 year old Romanian soldier named David friend request me around the end of July this year. Very good looking guy.
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Dark hair. Very buff. Works out alot. Says he lost his dad at 20 and his mother when he was He's over in Syria fighting and is trying to get me to help him come to the United states. Stated how much he cares about me and loves me already after just a few months of s with him.
Same happened to me this past November with a guy named Maxwell yrs old from Florida with accent working on the sea drilling oil in UK. Widowed lost wife 6 hrs ago had twins 13yrs old boy and girl after 2 weeks chatting and calling.
Suddently a car accident happened where the kids was involved.
He said the kids were in coma! And he could not do it cause he was working on the sea wirh an oil company and his bank online was inactive so he was waiting to the company sent help so he can flight where the kids were.
I didnt trust them, cause i asked the doctor the main of the hospital to speak with nurse station and he didnt. He sent me a Florida driver and the USA passport. I checked both and they are fake, they actually edited with his name.
Sounds exactly like the same con man- I would love to exchange photos- how do we get this guy!!!???? Wow, I just discovered I was catfished by this petroleum engineer working in an oil rig whose name was also "Maxwell", 49 yo. Lost his pregnant wife in car accident 10 years Ago.
No family at all. My story is different, the dream guy, with lots of money.
Got me into the bitcoin thing and along with a company scammed me into investing money. This guy has also an accent. He sent me pictures of a very notable public figure from Brazil. I know better, I should have looked this way sooner, since that is how I discovered it. Shame shame shame "Maxwell". Hi scammed, I met a guy in a dating app. Photo was of a 35yrs old, dark haired guy with an accent. He is supposedly and american from Florida but has a thick accent. Currently in Dubai funding real estate and into bitcoin as well.
The bitcoin thing is i think the modus operandi. Gives you a link to a bitcoin platform that is supposedly from a reputable UK company but i ed the company and said they are not dealing bitcoins. You are supposedly to deposit 5, euros into the. Intelligent, seems to have all the right answers when asked. He uses the name Mike Juan Adley.
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Can provide picture. I have been o a online dating site and have come across 5 men that our scamers ha e not met on guy that wasn't somethi g needs be done. Ladies any one hear or dealing with these men let me know they are active now. Been threatened one tried blackmail. I'm talking 5 men in a row this is a big problem any advice. I'm also talking to a Maxwell in the UK. Different story though.
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Does he have an accent? If so, what kind? Please help. Some guy going by the name of Scott Maxwell made comments on my IG. We started a friendly conversation which went on for a few weeks. I asked a lot of questions which I could tell he got annoyed with.
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He said his mom and dad were killed in a car accident and that he was raised in an orphanage. He also said his ex wife had remarried but died of cancer. His "son" lives with him so he says. He said he's a Project Manager for a company in Dallas, Texas.
He said he works for Plumb Engineering, which I googled, and is out of business. And it was located in New York anyways. He said he was working on a contract for a job in Turkey. He was smooth, but I just kept asking questions. I could tell he was getting annoyed with me. I asked him for his phone and he gave me a with an area code of which is in Georgia, not in Texas. I called the to see if he would answer.
It went to an automated voic. He never asked for money but he quickly professed his love for me. He said his heart was beating for me Terrible that people troll social media apps to victimize others.