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Money frauds and scams uk dating

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If you have fallen victim...

Not everyone using online dating sites is looking for love. Scammers create fake online profiles using photos of other people — even stolen pictures of real military personnel.

They profess their love quickly. And they tug at your heartstrings with made-up stories about how they need money — for emergencies, hospital bills, or travel.

Why all of the tricks? The scammers set up dating profiles to meet potential victims. The scammers transfer stolen money into the new account, and then tell their victims to wire the money out of the country.

Here are some warning signs that an online love interest might be a fake. They ask you to:. Unfortunately, online dating scams are all too common. There may be tens of thousands of victims, and only a small fraction report it to the FTC. If this happens to you, please report it at ftc. I agree with you and would like to know the answer. I have been duped by David Martinez like the other woman said here.

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