America scams from online dating
Often photos of unknown African actresses will be used to lure the victim into believing they are talking to that person.Victims may be invited to travel to the scammer's country; in some cases the victims arrive with asked-for gift money for family members or bribes for corrupt officials, only to be beaten and robbed or murdered.A rapidly growing technique scammers are using is to impersonate American military personnel.
Once connected, the scammers often say they are from the U.These requests may be for gas money, bus or airplane tickets to visit the victim, medical or education expenses.There is usually the promise the scammer will one day join the victim in the victim's home.The scammer will offer to fly to the victim's country to prove they are a real person so the victim will send money for the flight. The victim will contact the scammer to ask what happened, and the scammer will provide an excuse such as not being able to get an exit visa, or an illness, theirs or a family member.
Scammers are very adept at knowing how to "play" their victims - sending love poems, sex games in emails, building up a "loving relationship" with many promises of "one day we will be married".Scammers prey on the victim's false sense of a relationship to lure them into sending money.