"In the process of going back and forth, a scammer is going to try to figure out what makes a person tick, what their vulnerable spots are," said Jenny Shearer, an FBI spokeswoman.
"Because a victim has legitimate feelings, they might be inclined to offer financial support for this person." For Best, it all started when she signed up for a free online dating site called mingle2.
The victims reported collective losses of .4 million, which is likely only a fraction of the actual losses since many victims are too embarrassed to file a report, the FBI said.
A check or money order is only a promise to pay or provide funds.
When you deposit either in your account, in essence you are making a guarantee that the funds will be provided.
I decided to move finally to US since 3years ago... While reading the following, if you answer "YES" to three (3) or more, you are involved and in contact with a scammer.
I have a residence in both California, US and here in B.
After you discover the scam you may have questions regarding the person you were talking to, the money you may have sent, the checks you may have cashed, how to report the scammer or just how the scam works.
This is a section that can answer those questions and direct you to other areas on our site that will have more details on how to understand aftermath of a romance scammer.A...i have been living in North Vancouver for a year now...i do go to US once or twice in a Month, that's my second home now...i have also decided to settle down and get married. i'm now planing to establish gold company and trade in B. we can reasons together...travel together, sing together, cook together, sleep together, bath together, eat together, kiss together and also make love together.... A..most important thing in my life now is to get a wife who will be my partner, who will be by my side and support each other. When they aren't, you have agreed to personally make them good.Scammers are on dating sites, and social networks setting up fake profiles.The same is true if it sounds and seems too good to be true it isn't.