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If you think it is popular with online dating services – you are quite right. 49 million Americans have used such a service, according to the Statistic Brain Research Institute. Everyone who creates a profile on these sites does not have good intentions. According to the FBI, the victims for online dating bluffs by more than $ 82 million during the last half of 2014. The fact is that such relational bluffs cost the most (per person) of all Internet fraud: victims Mister an average of more than $ 100,000. Let’s go through how these fraud works and how you avoid them.
Most dating bluffs begin innocently. The scams contact their victims through social media or e-mail and emphasize when common interests or any vague point of contact, e.g. to meet at a wedding or at any gathering. Some scamers create enticing (but false) profiles and then wait for potential victims to contact them. When the deceivers have you on the hook, they can find it soon said anything. Below you will find some examples.
In the newspaper A Soldier’s Perspective emphasizes, quite correct, that these scams are common and often difficult to discover. The deceiters use real soldiers’ name and image, or they create a completely fictional profile. They send convincing messages where they claim to be near the pension, have older children and be a grieving widow / widower. The messages are characterized by military jargon, titles and names of military bases, all in order to impress. The deceiters quickly tie strong emotional bands with the victims, but they are suddenly sent out in service just before it will be time to meet physically. Then it starts: the deceiters, or the “soldiers”, need money for an internet connection, to the flight home, to medicines and to the pension. In many cases, these scams have one or more accomplices that claim to be a doctor or lawyers. These bluffs can last for months or t.o.m. years before the victims finally take suspicions.
Here, the victims are contacted by potential freer from Eastern Europe or Southeast Asia. The friar starts the contact by adding the victims as friends in different social media.