Internet Love Scam

WHAT IS AN INTERNET LOVE SCAM?

After befriending an attractive person (who is usually foreign) online, he or she tells a tale about falling into trouble or hard times. The scammer persists with the story to gain their victim's trust and adoration, then asks for money as proof of love. Once the money is transferred, the scammer disappears.

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OF CASES REPORTED
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WORTH OF MONEY LOST
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  • Strangers you befriend online. Know the tell-tale signs of a fake dating profile: poor grammar that doesn't fit with their stated level of education or a fake photo sourced from the internet are just some of the warning signs.
  • People who shower you
  • Do not respond to any requests for money, even if they sound desperate or troubled.
  • Do not send money to people you do not know well, especially if you have never met in person.
  • Meet all requests for money with

What to look out for

  • Strangers you befriend online. Know the tell-tale signs of a fake dating profile: poor grammar that doesn't fit with their stated level of education or a fake photo sourced from the internet are just some of the warning signs.
  • People who shower you

How to protect yourself

  • Do not respond to any requests for money, even if they sound desperate or troubled.
  • Do not send money to people you do not know well, especially if you have never met in person.
  • Meet all requests for money with

RELATED SCAM STORIES

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05 Dec 2018

Scammer said said he bought a present for me and requested for home address and full name for the parcel.

Befriended in instagram in november 2018. he named himself as Kenneth Chan, an engineer who lives in los angeles. After chatting for weeks then requested to move to whatsapp. he said he bought a present…...

30 Nov 2018

The scammer had introduced itself as a girl and she had send photos of herself

The scammer had introduced itself as a girl. She did send photos of her. And one day she telling me that she is gonna visit malaysia and stay for one month.. Then after that passes few days, she send…...

29 Nov 2018

My mom came into my room and told me she had met a guy via Facebook.

My mom came into my room and told me she had met a guy via facebook. They were chatting on Whatsapp after that. She said the guy is a from Hongkong - an oil rig engineer in Cyprus called "eni/kogas" and…...

28 Nov 2018

Scammer said he kept a brown envelope of 10.5K pounds inside the parcel that he sent to me.

I met a guy on Instagram 3 weeks ago, claiming he wants to be Friends. His english is not perfect, but we can UNDERSTAND each other. He persuaded me to give him my number to add on WhatsApp because he…...

24 Nov 2018

HE STARTS ASKING ABOUT ME AND LATER SAYS I LOVE YOU AND START SWEET TALKING TO ME

This guy added me on FB and purportedly name as ALVIN CHEUNG and claimed himself as AMERICAN BORN CHINESE. He claimed himself as DIRECTOR OF OFFSHORE DIAMOND COMPANY, living in LOS ANGELES. HE SPEAKS…...

20 Nov 2018

​A very handsome looking guy and he used to send a lot of pictures of himself.

Befriended via instagram then move to wechat. claimed as american born chinese, raised in ohio by single mom, graduated in mbbs, works as a doctor and lives in london. he works in a hospital in southall…...

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