You may also want to contact the local authorities, although they may not be able to help with much other than the documentation needed in the next step of this process.Alternatively, you can post your dating scam story here.Be aware of this by not accepting chats or email contact with random strangers, and block contact with anyone on dating sites that doesn't fall within a certain geographic range.Make sure that when one of these romance scammers contacts you that you let them know you're aware they aren't on the up and up, and then block them.That means printing out all emails, filing every letter received, keeping any related credit card, wire, money order, and/or bank receipts, printing off phone bills, writing out text messages or getting a list from your cell phone provider, filing any related canceled checks, and documenting chats received via instant message.Most dating scams are perpetrated through Western Union.If this is how you sent the funds, check with the company to see if they can be canceled before being picked up.When the dating scam occurs through a dating site, make sure to report it through their website. Victims should also check out the FBI's website dedicated to online fraud called Looks Too Good To Be True, which offers scam reporting for citizens of any country, regardless of their location.
If you are concerned that you are currently being scammed, please check the Signs of a Dating Scam, first.
If your online sweetheart asks for money, you can expect it’s a scam. I don't wanna leave him I found out he is saying the same thing to other woman. I need to know y they disappear on the week end please someone any one.
Unfortunately, online dating scams are all too common. Helen Christiana Terry is a name a scammer has stolen and is using it to extort money from men saying shes a nurse in Nigeria with UNICEF when I contacted UNICEF after she emailed me and I noticed poor english for a nursing student they told me she was a fraud she or whom ever is still using the emails to commit fraud Please, I think my so called boyfriend is a Nigerian scammer. Hello Melanie, I feel what ur going thru, I met someone in EH and his voice didn't match the pic but to find out neither was the pic.which came clean with but I still believed n him until he asked for my financial support.. I didn't send money and that changed the relationship.
After they form a “relationship,” they come up with reasons to ask their love interest to set up a new bank account.
The scammers transfer stolen money into the new account, and then tell their victims to wire the money out of the country.