Though there are fewer romance scams investigated compared to other internet-based hoaxes, the financial losses suffered are far greater, fraud and cybercrime report says.
These scammers will send out messages like bait, and many times they are capable of catching a woman as well.
On all occasions, the ending will be of no surprise to experts on romance scams, i.e., Mr.
XXX would have needed to lend him a few thousand dollars to deal with one of the many plights he had fabricated. Online dating is fun, but there is so much of danger in it, it's about separating the wheat from the chaff. Typically, women aged mid-40s to mid-60s looking for companionship fall prey to male romance scammers.
Read on to get equipped about the behaviors to watch out for. Women who are divorced or widowed, who feel rejected and people recovering from illnesses and the ones with weight problems are also targeted.