possibly putting hundreds of dollars into the scammers pockets without even realizing it.
As you read this now, someone, somewhere, is being ripped off…
He says he’s single, honest and looking for love – just like you, in fact.
All he needs is a little money to get him through a tricky situation…
Criminals find it easy to target people on dating sites, based on the wealth of personal information people include on their profiles.
They then create their own attractive fake profiles to reel in their unsuspecting targets by striking up a conversation, quickly professing their love, and making plans to meet.
By keeping risks in mind and looking out for red flags, users can spot romance fraud before they lose any money and prevent themselves from becoming a statistic.Pretty much Opening yourself up emotionally, especially on a public online profile, takes a lot of courage and trust.But you also need to balance that openness with some wariness and healthy skepticism, or you could be taken advantage of.Last year, Russian police arrested two men from Smolensk who pretended to be young, attractive girls stealing the hearts of men in Moscow and then threatening and tricking them into sending large sums of money.The criminals were found to have taken roughly 1 million Russian rubles (about US ,500) with this scheme.