Secrets happen in a romantic scam coming and going to the network
Source: admin Release Time: 01:12:40 2019-10-15
A romance scam is a confidence trick involving feigning romantic intentions towards a victim, gaining their affection, and then using that goodwill to commit fraud. Fraudulent acts may involve access to the victim's money, bank accounts, credit cards, passports, e-mail accounts, or national identification numbers; or forcing the victims to commit financial fraud on their behalf. In many instances, a mail-order bride scam will also bait the victim into committing felonies to establish citizenship for the perpetrator.
Romance scammers create personal profiles using stolen photographs of attractive people for the purpose of asking others to contact them. This is often known as catfishing. Communications are exchanged between the scammer and victim over a period of time until the scammer feels they have connected with the victim enough to ask for money.
The scammer says their boss has paid them in postal money orders, and asks the victim to cash the forged money orders and then wire money to the scammer. The bank eventually reverts the money order cash but not the wire transfer.
The scammer says they need the victim to send money to pay for a passport. The scammer s
ays they require money for flights to the victim's country because they are being held back in their home country by a family member or spouse. In all cases the scammer never comes, or instead says that they are being held against their will by immigration authorities who are demanding bribes.
The scammer says they have had gold bars or other valuables seized by customs and need to pay taxes to before they can recover their items and join the victim in their country.
The scammer meets the victim on an online dating site, lives in a foreign country, falls in love, but needs money to join the victim in his/her country.
The scammer says they are being held against their will for failure to pay a bill or require money for hospital bills.
The scammer says they need the money to pay their phone bills in order to continue communicating with the victim.
The scammer says they need the money for their own or their parents' urgent medical treatment.
The scammer says they need the money to complete their education before they can visit the victim.
The scammer offers a job, often to people in a poor country, on payment of a registration fee. These are particularly common at African dating sites.
The scammer actually is employed directly or indirectly by a website, with a share of the victim's member or usage fees passed on to the scammer.