Romance scam

Like many people, you are registered on an online dating site. But beware of the Adonis boys and the beautiful mermaids who ask you for money! These are romance scam specialists

romance scamRomance scams start as follow : One day you are contacted by someone on a dating site. This person likes your profile and begins a discussion with you, is very attractive, fills you with compliments, etc …

After several exchanges of emails, a relationship is established and you are bound to that person.

Then during a trip abroad, a catastrophe happens. Your contact is in a critical situation! Difficult to resist this person calling you for help, some feelings now exist …

Then, whatever the reason your contact asks you to send money. Reasons can be illness, death of a relative, etc. If you agree, you will never see your money back.

  • Scammers operate by playing with the feelings of their victims

They establish here a relationship of trust with their prey in order to scam them when comes the time.

On dating sites, beware of the too nice, too innocent boys (girls). However, if you get seduced – handsome boys (beautiful girls) do not only hide scammers – run away immediately when it is about money!

Moreover, gentlemen, be aware that most of the time your beautiful lady on the other side of the screen is actually a man. This man have recovered a pretty girl photo, sends you sweet words. Lovely isn’t it?

  • How to indentify romance scammers

Fortunately some signs exist to detect a romance scam :

  1. Your contact falls in love with you after 2 days: Scammers have no time to lose
  2. Your contact owns his or her company dealing in import export business and must move a few days abroad: Start of a typical scenario for a scam
  3. His or her webcam never works: This way, you do not see the scammer does not look like his or her picture on the dating website profile
  4. He quickly asks to go into dialogue on MSN or Skype : He does not have to pay the subscription to the dating site and does not fear being excluded from it.
  5. He asks you for money in an emergency and you are the only person in the world able to help: Blaming and stressing are two techniques used to push you to send an amount of money

If you too have experienced a love story who reveals to be a romance scam, tell us you story.

4 thoughts on “Romance scam

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    Loren

    April 10, 2015 at 8:09am

    I was scammed by a Frenchman going by the name Jean-Patrick Bonnet or Jean-Boris Halborn or Roland Lamar or Luvoic Weber Peron. He asked for money for an emergency for his friend’s operation. When I said No, he disappeared. This is when I discovered he had 4 names and lots of women attached to him. Women beware. He was operating on OKCupid

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    Mark

    April 29, 2015 at 1:19pm

    I was scammed by a girl from Cote d’Ivoire who goes by the name Estelle Doucet.
    She claims she comes from a village in France called Perpignan. She went to Cote d’Ivoire because her mom had cancer and died. She uses the pictures of Janessa Brasil when she sends her e-mails. She claims she has no Skype account, but I found one with the picture of Janessa. She never sends nude pictures, but sexy pics just the same, to entice you.
    After trying to call her on her phone, which doesn’t seem to work well, she asked me to buy her an IPhone 6+. When I refused and said that I would prefer to use that money to visit her she quickly asked for 300$ to buy a phone herself. Watch it guys, she’s good, but not good enough.

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    Roger Dupuis

    November 17, 2015 at 12:18am

    She has been trying to scam me and I just mess with her. I know all the scam games out there. Yes she is gorgeous and sends pictures. I just refuse to send my pictures to her.

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    SherylZ

    February 8, 2017 at 2:51am

    Hi
    I think I am in contact with a scammer for 2 months. A guy invited me on Facebook and then started a chat with sms. He asked me if I could help him. He is a Car dealer in business trip in Italy. He had A 12yo daugther.
    Then he told me he moved to Nigeria to meet a supplier. I helped him because he needed money. I sent to him $1500. I was depressive at that time. He told me he loved me and he wanted to join me for life. He also send me a $6500 bank check. I am supposed to keep $1500 for me and send $4000 to him. Does anybody have seen the same story before ? For the moment I did not send anything but he keeps insisting everyday. I don’t know what to do. My bank doesn’t want me to send this money

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