Report a dating scam
They may have arranged to visit you, but need money to pay for the flight or visa.They may tell you everything has been booked but their ticket has been stolen, and you need to send money quickly to get them on the next flight.
ALWAYS include the open e-mail headers of scammer's letters!A romance scam, dating scam or catfishing is a swindle where someone tries to lure another into giving them money through a dating site, email romance, or otherwise dating-related contact.If you are concerned that you are currently being scammed, please check the Signs of a Dating Scam, first.Dating and romance scams often take place through online dating websites, but scammers may also use social media or email to make contact.They have even been known to telephone their victims as a first introduction. Scammers take advantage of people looking for romantic partners, often via dating websites, apps or social media by pretending to be prospective companions.
They play on emotional triggers to get you to provide money, gifts or personal details.
You meet someone online who seems really interested in getting to know you. They say all of the right things to build a believable story and gain your trust. Eventually their story will lead to them having a financial problem and you will feel compelled to help them. You are then left broken hearted when your new love disappears along with your money. You may even start to fall head over heels for this person. Before long they ask for more – then more, and more, and more. No one wants to think that they could fall for an internet dating scam, and yet hundreds of people fall victim to such scams every single year.
Over time you chat regularly and start to feel a really strong bond. Once they’ve taken all they can, your new love will disappear and your money will be gone.
Maybe it’s the reason why he or she cannot meet you! But be aware that this is just the tip of the iceberg!
Age – Age for female scammers is typically between 25 and 30 and they usually target male dating members who are between 40 and 60 years of age because this age group is normally financially secure.
You should report scams to: *** Your local police station.