When you think you’ve met the perfect partner through an online dating website or app, but the other person is using a fake profile to form a relationship with you.
They’re using the site to gain your trust and ask you for money or enough personal information to steal your identity.
I receive a TON of e-mails per year from victims asking for help (because they knew I always wanted to be a spy).
Unfortunately, by the time the money leaves their hands, it is gone forever. The scammers use internet cafes and reroute money multiple times to untraceable sources, and therefore, their true identity cannot be discovered.
“I thought everyone was honest and looking for a relationship.”Sarah is one of thousands of Canadians fleeced by online scammers who steal their hearts and then their money.
Once a fraudster using a fake dating profile is confident that they’ve won your trust, they will tell you about a problem they’re experiencing and ask you to help out by sending money.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.And, discussing his now-ex’s break-up, CJ explained she got what she deserved. “It's such a shame because this is what she wanted.It doesn't come better than Shimmers when you talk about location, right by the beach with Burj al Arab in the backdrop.