A growing epidemic in the world today is the online romance scam. Generally, a victim is contacted by someone online through various social media or a legitimate dating website. The victim and the scammer create an online relationship. While the victim may become suspicious over time, the scammer lures them in with pictures, hardships, promises, excitement, and claims of love. Eventually, the scammer will ask for help, for various reasons, involving the victim sending money.
Army investigators warn public about romance scams
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You may think you spend a lot on flowers or chocolate, but losing money in a romance scam would cost you even more. What do we mean by romance scams? Usually they want the money by wire transfer or gift card. They might claim they need it for a medical emergency or to come visit you. Romance scammers are hard at work wooing people on dating apps and social media. They may lift photos to create an attractive profile or even steal the identity of a real person. For more information, read Online Dating Scams or watch this video:.
New Jersey man scammed $2M from women by posing as a soldier on dating sites, prosecutors say
Each scam usually has its unique attributes but there are some common themes. If you run across any of these elements with the person you met online claiming to be a soldier, there is no question you are dealing with a scammer. Granted my husband served in the military as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were going strong, but I have never heard a real soldier refer to his deployment as a peacekeeping mission. Though if I based it solely on the people who have found themselves involved with a scammer, you would think peacekeeping missions are the only reason any of our military ever leaves the country. We have soldiers deployed to various regions and countries around the globe.
And since the birth of the internet, online scams have been one of the great dangers of the internet. Do you want to know how to check if a soldier is real or not? You may be a victim of a romance catfish scam. Keep reading to find out how to protect yourself, and services you can use immediately.