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.

16 thoughts on “Romance scam

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    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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    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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    February 7, 2017 at 6:35pm

    I was contacted by a certain Michel Mathis
    53 years old, divorced, a girl studying rights in Switzerland
    job: construction city: Philadelphia
    he asked me to open a Skype account and since yesterday … pure happiness until I ask for a meeting … he evaded the question by claiming he wanted to know me better and that I had entered his heart, I even sent a photo on his email address, but I think his picture was stolen from someone because he has an African accent…

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    February 8, 2017 at 1:37am

    John DaCruz, too good to be true, 40 years old, living in Sacramento, having a dog, met on Lovoo, a Portuguese entrepreneur who has recently settled in the US …
    It was a week ago that we were communicating via Fracebook, that he asked me “all my coordinates” “now, right now” and that’s where the red flag showed up. No possibility to see him by Webcam, new red flag. I spoke to him directly one evening because it had become too obvious, but he completly denied …
    I took a step back and tried to catch him … today he sent me an address that allowed me to call retired people living there who do not work at home and especially Who do not know Portuguese!

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    February 8, 2017 at 2:51am

    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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    Phil Parker

    October 22, 2017 at 11:32pm

    Lina Pratt/white have come across her on Love thing profile says Accrington but she admits she is in Ghana she use to live in California but farther died mothers boyfriend abused her came to Ghana to live with her uncle works at an orphanage but wants to come to England to be near her mum and brother Tom live in London uses images from freckles 18 soft porn web site she needs money first to get a phone then she wants to come over and be with you then needs money for documentation to bring gold then has a car crash on way to airport needs medical expenses none of this was forth coming so she gave up but convincing uncle’s name is Hegan Nkrumah


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    April 10, 2018 at 4:09pm

    Another scammer. Claims he is an engineer, single dad and has sob stories every other week – where he is in financial turmoil and desperately needs money! The man in the picture is a victim too as his pictures have been stolen by crazy criminals pretending to look for love.


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    August 16, 2018 at 8:38pm

    I was in touch with a scammer – a blonde girl from Leicester called Laura Smith.
    She said she was up to her eyes in debt after helping several people who couldn’t afford things themselves.. real sob story from a beautiful looking curvy girl.
    She will not message via apps or webcam, so you take a gamble if it’s actually her – or if she will turn up.
    on several occasions, if you watch out for her, she gets out of another mans car, and walks to your meeting place.
    Sadly – she is a one in a million face to face scammer – expensive meals, nights out and in the end you don’t get any romance or any “closeness” maybe a peck on the cheek if you are lucky.
    Then you find out she has a string of guys she is doing the same to.
    When you talk to her, she says some raped her – and after you help her out, she completely stops talking or chatting to you.


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    suzana udin

    September 23, 2018 at 2:17pm

    i know him from tagged,name jerry moris a germany but working in london.An oil engineer.Know him just 2 hours and he says,he loved me so much and wanted to be with me.And the day later he asked my full name,address and phone number.He said have shopping for me some stuff such as cellphone,earing,necklace,shoe even ask my shoe size..later i have to pay malaysian ringgit rm4000.00 for him send the item to me,i did not pay the rm4000.00 and i say to him,a scammer.He got mad at me and thank god i did not pay the rm4000.00. He is a scammer


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    ann backman

    October 2, 2018 at 11:19am

    met this guy through Facebook have been talking now for about six weeks, says name is David Murphy, says he was an orphan has no family except twelve year old son in boarding school in Maryland, does not show his picture, has not asked for anything, after a few days of talking he is madly in love with me.
    on Saturday sent me a box via Savannah Delivery Service, sent me a picture of the box, which is full of money, says he is stationed in Afghanistan, with the Un and cannot talk about it.
    cant call because of secrecy now says he is retiring and will be with me soon, needless to say i have fell for this guy but cant get any info on him. will someone please help he gave me an email address but wont use the military using personal address. i supposedly am getting this package which he says is retirement pay and as soon as i get the package, he will be coming home.

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    October 30, 2018 at 5:18am

    This guy found me through FaceBook and asked to communicate via WhatsApp.
    He loved me dearly under the name of God and ready to die for me. He said he was born in Scotland whose mother is Caucasian and his late father was a Malaysian. Gained my trust and begged for money because he got a government contract in Malaysia and got trouble with cash flow. On the other hand, he gang up with a fake shipping company and fake banks to deceive me for money.


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    October 30, 2018 at 5:21am

    This is another scammer.


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    October 30, 2018 at 6:19pm

    I was scammed by a girl who come from Ukraine. Her name is Marianna IVANOVA. She was supposed to come to me. I paid for her tickets and I send her money.
    Her phone number is +380983764612
    Her email is

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    Deborah Sims

    November 19, 2018 at 11:10pm

    Name David Delone. On in Aug 2018. British man, claimed to live in L.A. California area. Never would met before he went to London for business. EVERYTHING that could happen did. Bank locked him out of his account, owed money for hotel, attempted to leave country to fly home and was arrested, mother in hosp, no place to stay, ECT…. This is apart of a large group of scammers. Money was sent to London. They will do Moneygram, Western Union, Wire transfers into your bank account so you can wire money to another account


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    Michelle Martin

    November 26, 2018 at 11:11pm

    My scammer was Thomas Edmond Potter – Instagram name Edmond Potter.
    Phone 463-222-2074. Wanted to move to WhatsApp right away. Engineer on an oil rig in the North Sea (Denmark). Wife Mary died 7 yrs ago in a “tragic accident” and his son, Smith, was in a boarding school in NY. Born in Romania but grew up in Houston and now lives in Albany NY. His credit card and online banking has been frozen because he is out of the country and he cant fit unless he can be present in a Bank of America to sign papers. He needs $2500-$5000 to get home for Christmas for his son and to see me, his “soul mate” and “wife”. I’m his reason for breathing. Blah blah blah


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