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 transfer stolen money into the newand then tell their victims to wire the money out of the country. Here are some warning s 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.
This guy is making the rotations on dating sites again, stationed in Ukraine on a drone specialist contract with the US DOD. Same name, probably same pictures. I did a reverse image search through yanez. Why people still make use of to read news papers when in this technological globe all is available on net?
Oh wow I'll share mine also, even it still early n I have no idea why these people are doing this scam for living I got people chat me through instagram and they said from the US Army n I was wondering what the hell is wrong with them. They just say hi n we started to chat and I don't even care what their motivation at all until I feel weird, why they had the same background.
Losing wife, has who stay in the boarding school. That's one of their chat. Lucas Roland.
He said let's go over on hangouts. That's ok. He's name Lucas joel on hangouts.
He wrote me many nice and kind poems. I was suspicious. He's live in Chicago,America. Has a 11 years daughter. Has wife is died 2 years ago. He has a contract in Scotland a offshore engineer He's delet him facebook After he need help Help me take care of her school fees, I will pay you back when I return.
Im calld him a scammer. He was really angry and he wanted video call with me. I was confused because he is real. I saw him.
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I apologise from he. I became friend with someone say he in the army, we had been message each other over months now,he ask me to receive his ATM card so he can come home which I had sent money sever time to help him am starting to believe I have been scam, and not it to point the security diplomat suppose to deliver this parcel to my door step but unfortunately since we are not married and I want get it now also at Jacksonville airport if we unable to show proof we are married the custom officer and security agent will scan the parcel.
And if they any money on the card he will lose everything. But he now ask me to help come up with more money so we can get a married certificate, which I said no because i don't have any more money. But I don't know would i get into trouble because my name is on the package to deliver to me.
How can I tell if i been scam or get in trouble for been stupid and kind heart.
Not knowing. This sounds like a scam. It sounds like someone is making up a story so you will send him money. Some scammers say you will get in trouble if you don't send money, because they want more money. Its OK to stop texting or talking to a scammer, and stop sending him money.
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Same story. Deployed in Syrai, in a mission, falling in love too fast, fb disappear, asked me to start a KIK right before it did. All of his lines were too good. HIS name did matched his uniform. I'm afraid he got some good pictures of me, He has my address, and phone ! So i am scared what he might do with my info.
He gave me sad story that his was mess up and he would just borrow the money from his commander, but also asking me. Why would he need so much money if you are on a mission in Syria. My brother was deployed, and all of my uncle's have retired from the military.
Things were not adding up. I told him to prove who he was to me. He couldn't do that. To make a long story short, he almost got away with it scamming me but I caught it just in time. These thiefs are taking peoples money and manipulating good peoples hearts. NEEDS to be stop. Claims to be a high-ranking army Sergeant on a two-year tour.
Claims to need gift cards and wire for things like asments medicine visits home religious offerings.
Have anyone heard of this girl claims she is from Massachusetts her name Alexander Annie, saying both her parents have died and she lives with her grandpa She is asking money for rent and iTunes card. I met a scammer called Anthony Yang on meetup. I have unfortunately lost a big sum of money. NEVER trust this guy. Army at high rank.
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How bout Harry Williams say he 52 turning 53 Oct New scammers alert on all dating sites as soon you get know them they began ask for itune cards,amazon,ebay cards,ebay cards,apple cards they even want prepaid card. Many on zoosk-Others Doing This plus zoosk wrong charge folks high fees and for coins you hardly get many replies on match neither I was talking with a guy under the name of Lucas on Instagram.
He come across so sweet he knew just what to say an sent me pictures of himself.
I knew deep down he had to be fake. But kept hanging on as I was gonna play him at his own game. As the weeks were passing he started to ask for money from me for different things.
I had said many times I don't have money. I do but it gets me by. I wasn't handing money out to him.
But I went online looked him up over the weeks. To see what I could find an with the help of my good friend we found this guy out. The funny thing is, this guy is the real person in his photos but under a different name an job.