Flickr/Mellyjean Not to ruin the ooey-gooey Valentine’s Day atmosphere or anything, but online dating fraud is quickly becoming one of the costliest consumer scams in America.
How this scam works. Dating and romance scams often take place through online dating websites, but scammers may also use social media or email to make contact.
Circulating hoax message warns users not to make any contact with a person with the screen-name “DreamWeaverGrey” because he is a suspect in the murders of 56 women that he met through the Internet.
Millions of Americans visit online dating websites every year hoping to find a companion or even a soulmate. But as Valentine’s Day gets closer, the FBI wants to warn you that criminals use these sites, too, looking to turn the lonely and vulnerable into fast money through a variety of scams
CID advises vigilance against ‘romance scams,’ scammers impersonating Soldiers. By U.S. Army CID Public Affairs Office January 18, …
An advance-fee scam is a form of fraud and one of the most common types of confidence trick.The scam typically involves promising the victim a significant share of a large sum of money, in return for a small up-front payment, which the fraudster requires in order to obtain the large sum.
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Feb 15, 2013 · It’s not everyday that you find a Federal Bureau of Investigation press release with the tantalizing and provocative title: “Looking for Love? Beware of Online Dating Scams” – and when you do, well, hey, ya gotta read that missive, right? As “Street Sweeper” has regularly reported, there