Internet Love Scam

WHAT IS AN INTERNET LOVE SCAM?

After befriending an attractive person (who is usually foreign) online, he or she tells a tale about falling into trouble or hard times. The scammer persists with the story to gain their victim's trust and adoration, then asks for money as proof of love. Once the money is transferred, the scammer disappears.

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  • Professes their undying love very quickly after making contact with you
  • Goes to great lengths to gain your interest and trust with loving words, and even offers to send you gifts
  • Gives excuses whenever you ask for a video call
  • Do not send money to anyone you have not met in person
  • Verify the identity of the person you are talking to with an online image search, here: https://images.google.com/
  • Always ask for a LIVE video call with the person

What you should look out for

  • Professes their undying love very quickly after making contact with you
  • Goes to great lengths to gain your interest and trust with loving words, and even offers to send you gifts
  • Gives excuses whenever you ask for a video call

What you should do

  • Do not send money to anyone you have not met in person
  • Verify the identity of the person you are talking to with an online image search, here: https://images.google.com/
  • Always ask for a LIVE video call with the person

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