Online dating scammers revealed
It can take weeks, months, sometimes years before the scammers' ultimate aim becomes clear, but there will always be a request for money Ms Rickard said."They will spin you a story asking for money.If you pay that, there will be another story and another.“A lot of the online dating fraudsters we know are abroad.They’re in West Africa, Eastern Europe and it’s very difficult for British law enforcement to take action against them in those jurisdictions,” he told the BBC.Obviously an imposter is bad news and if you think you are a victim of identity theft/ fraud, you must get help immediately.
They make use of personal information such as bank account details, social security or tax file numbers, credit card details or any other financial account information for their personal benefit.
Thousands of men and women meet online every day and while online dating has expanded the dating universe like never before; a few bad guys fly under the radar and attempt to scam innocent people.
While scams asking for money are more common in online dating, it is important to be aware of other equally important fraudulent practices such as identity theft.
To put it simply, when someone steals or attempts to steal your identity it is known as identity theft.
Identity thieves use the victim's personal information and details to fraudulently pose as the victim, usually for financial benefits.