Last week, Betabeat ran a feature about a common online dating scam: sites that buy and sell profiles to plump up their databases. But as we learned while investigating that story, dubious practices by dating sites are far, far outshone by dubious practices by dating site members. Evans said. Evans has talked to many women who were attacked or raped by someone they met on a dating site. But Maria Coder, a former investigative reporter, is a professional InvestiDater. In the course of working the crime beat, Ms.
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Online scammers who use lonely hearts schemes to bilk people out of money sometimes steal the identity of a military member to tug at their victim's heartstrings. Usually, these scammers develop fake contacts, using easily obtained pictures from real U. The scammers often use internet cafes and reroute money multiple times to untraceable sources, making it difficult to track them or reclaim any money they manage to steal. What's especially insidious about this kind of online scam is that many people legitimately want to help a member of the U.
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So I joined an over's dating site. Jean - not her real name - was soon contacted by a man named "Alex", who claimed to be a soldier in the US Army. He said his wife had left him, that he was raising his teenage son alone, and that he was soon leaving for a tour of Afghanistan. He said he was going to come and see me. He said all the right things.
Nowadays, you have to be cautious of everything you do online. Scammers are always trying to get money, goods or services out of unsuspecting people — and military members are often targets. Here are some scams that have recently been affecting service members, Defense Department employees and their families.