Scams internet dating sites

This is a common ploy used by Russian and Filipino scammers to rob you off your money.

The general storyline is she will want to come visit you but does not have enough money and will ask you to send her money to help pay for the plane ticket and/or visa.

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?

Rest assured, once you do send the money that is the last you will hear of them and your money.

Though the notion of a mail-order bride may seem like a thing of the past, a newer form — an email order bride — has emerged with the birth of the world wide web.

It may come in the form of a request for bank account information, your social security number, or straight money.

Armed with their fake identity, the scammer proceeds to forge a bond with you.

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 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.

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