Remember that nerdy, smart kid in your classes in junior high and high school? He was kind of shy, on the honor roll and was afraid of approaching girls? Well, ladies, he has now graduated from college, earns a great salary, will treat you well and makes the absolute perfect boyfriend. Not only is he intelligent, but he is intuitively rational, organized, detail oriented and sometimes a perfectionist, in the best way possible.
Romance scams – 80 people charged with ripping off millions of dollars
6 red flags for online dating scams - CBS News
The US Department of Justice DOJ on Thursday unsealed a count, page federal indictment charging 80 defendants — most of them Nigerian nationals — with conspiring to steal millions of dollars through online frauds that targeted businesses, the elderly and women. Federal authorities cited the case of one of those romance-scam victims during a news conference on Thursday. Over the course of 10 months, Garcia described in daily emails his scheme to smuggle diamonds out of the country. She began crying when discussing the way that these losses have affected her. The indictment was unsealed after law enforcement arrested 14 defendants across the US, with 11 of those arrests taking place around Los Angeles.
Faking it — scammers’ tricks to steal your heart and money
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.
Sh'reen Morrison had been on an online dating site for only a few weeks before she realized that something was seriously wrong with the man who had been actively pursuing her by text message and email. They'd hit it off right away, and he said he lived just outside of Phoenix, which seemed relatively proximate to a woman in remote Yuma, Ariz. But meeting in person was always a problem.