Are they starving artists holding out for their dream? Small, tell-tale signs like this may be a precursor to other personality traits. This psychological approach is less likely to end up in a precarious situation.
If you’re looking for love online, these warning signs may expose a con-panionship: If you think you’ve been involved with, or are in an online romance scam, please report it at the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3).
IC3 is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C).
In today’s fast paced world of instant communication and social media, many adults have turned to online dating sites to find love, especially around Valentine’s Day.
Unfortunately, not everyone using dating sites is looking for romance; some are looking for money, your money.
Thousands of people have been victimized by online romance scams and wind up not only embarrassed but with financial losses averaging more than $10,000 per person. Not only do victims suffer emotionally and financially, but some may have long term effects resulting from an online romance scam.
Scammers may represent themselves as beautiful foreign models, wealthy businessmen, or even deployed military servicemembers trying to attract a lover, but most use very ordinary seeming profiles.
Advances in technology have made it increasingly more difficult to determine who really is behind the computer screen.
It could be the love of your life, or it could be an individual involved in an organized criminal ring, perhaps in a Nigerian or Russian boiler room.
There have been reports that some phony sweethearts are impersonating soldiers with the goal of pulling the heartstrings of patriotic women of all ages.