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Identifying An Online Dating Scammer

Scam.Guru teaches how to identify a scammer. The past month I worked several online dating scams, and I was able to locate the identity of a few scammers, as well as trace their whereabouts. All but two come from African countries, two from the UK, and two from the US.

The victims have a combined loss of over €275,000.00. Some of them sent money via Western Union, others to bank accounts in different parts of the world. 275k is no doubt a tremendous amount of cash; for some, it was their life savings. Recovering the swindled funds for this particular group will be extremely difficult, if not impossible.

The common factors are always the same; neither of my clients ever had a face-to-face video with their so-called mate. Plus, the swindlers prefer to socialize in Google Hangouts. Reasons for requesting money was for a sick relative, a temporary business loan, and a fee to the Embassy to pay for their visa.

If you are involved in a long-distance relationship with someone you met online, and if you have not had a face-to-face video, you are probably being duped. Perhaps you are thinking; they have not asked you for money. Unfortunately, that only makes you the potential victim of a long con.

1. Demand a face-to-face video

2. Ask for a copy of their passport or drivers license

3. Ask for their home address

4. Ask for their phone number

If the person tells you no, that is a red flag, and you should reconsider your involvement.

One of the issues I ran into this month is a client told her other half the information I located about him. He emailed me and explained I have it all wrong he is not a scammer. He does not know I pretexted the person who was going to receive the 10,000 CHF wire transfer. She admitted that he was paying her a percentage to say she was a sick relative and be the middleman for the funds.

If you have met someone on, POF, Jdate, think before you chat, and never send money.

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