You or someone you know may be dating this person online right now. No matter how good they sound, things aren't what they appear to be.
In reality you're talking to a criminal sitting in a cybercafé with a well-rehearsed script he's used many times before.
In fact, they're someone you could see yourself spending the rest of your life with.
They often communicate with you for weeks and months so you think you are getting to know them better while it is actually all part of their master plan.
The standard scam story then starts to unfold as your online date suddenly has some sort of emergency in Nigeria or Ghana.
The sad truth is, for every real profile you see on the internet, there are numerous false ones pretending to be your perfect mate and using photographs stolen from modelling or social networking sites.
The people in the photographs are as much victims as those who get scammed for hundreds or thousands dollars.
The stories may range from a businessman having an accident while in Nigeria for work to a helpless woman being stranded in Ghana; from asking for charity donations for Africa to a family member having a brain hemorrhage while in Africa.
At the end of the day they all have the same basic plot – there is an emergency and won’t you please send them some money?Internet romance scams and other related crimes are affecting and ruining lives throughout the world. The more people that are educated in the way the scams work, the harder it is for the scammers to make money and the more scammers that can be put out of business.was formed in 2005, originally as a site to add the details of any scammers who tried to join the site.You might find their reasons actually check out and send them the money but in all likelihood, you have been scammed of your money.Another common scam one comes across in online dating is the medical emergency scam.Articles and media Sections in other languages Impersonating Raven Riley Impersonating Yuliana Avalos Impersonating Megan QT Impersonating Uwe Hubertus Morgan Smith, Scott Wayne David Young, Benjamin White Richard Hanson, Brown Moore Impersonating John Mageau Impersonating Stuart James Impersonating Stephen Murphy Impersonating Jeffrey Miller Impersonating Ralph Edwards Impersonating Aaron Ramos Frequently asked questions Military scams Signs of a Nigerian scam How to check if a soldier is real How to locate full email headers Never confront your scammer Scammers Photoshop Basic Travel Allowance Stranded in foreign country?