Male dating scams
"I left my heart out there, and this guy took advantage of it," the 51-year old Best said.
Following are the actual letters sent by another Russian scammer to another unsuspecting victim in the United States who was scammed out of $1,200. She talked about how important it is to have trust and that she prefers to view the world as having more good people than bad and that she could not wait until she lives with me in Australia to be "happy forever".She even talked about some local issues and cultural matters too.When I asked her why such a beautiful young lady is interested in me, she said that Russian men are alcoholics and that they do not respect women. I challenged Sofiya before she asked me for any money and said that her communication style fits perfectly into the "scam pattern".In a typical con, the perpetrator will spend weeks or even months building up a romantic relationship with a victim through e-mails, texts or phone calls, before eventually asking for money.And many of the scammers aren't even in the United States.Dating and romance scams often take place through online dating websites, but scammers may also use social media or email to make contact.
They have even been known to telephone their victims as a first introduction.
The victims reported collective losses of $50.4 million, which is likely only a fraction of the actual losses since many victims are too embarrassed to file a report, the FBI said.
About 70% of the victims were female; more than half were women 40 years or older.
Some people can sound great on the phone, but when you meet them there is nothing there; or, physically they just don't meet your standards. The other part of the "I love you" scam is when he says something like, "Something in me shifted, and I love you," or, "I think I have found my soulmate." Again, he hasn't even met you, and there hasn't been enough time to know you well enough to truly love you in the way you wish to be loved. There is a reason scammers wish for you to contact them directly via private email and not use messaging available through the dating site. " It's almost as if his mail is sent automatically, like you are on his list and this is the next standard e-mail that is sent out.
How can someone honestly love you before having met you in person? How can someone want to spend the rest of their life with you when he's known you less than a month? You're using a dating site to protect your privacy and help you avoid scammers. Him answering with questions to your specific questions is a sign of a scammer as he is not giving you an answer.6. First off, I don't recommend calling an online suitor without having met him first. if your phone identifies the calling number, and you return the calls but the number is rarely answered or almost always goes to voicemail, you're probably dealing with a scammer.
Don't let his smooth talk — and your desperation — cloud your judgment.