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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OF CASES REPORTED
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WORTH OF MONEY LOST
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  • Strangers you befriend online. Know the tell-tale signs of a fake dating profile: poor grammar that doesn't fit with their stated level of education or a fake photo sourced from the internet are just some of the warning signs.
  • People who shower you
  • Do not respond to any requests for money, even if they sound desperate or troubled.
  • Do not send money to people you do not know well, especially if you have never met in person.
  • Meet all requests for money with

What to look out for

  • Strangers you befriend online. Know the tell-tale signs of a fake dating profile: poor grammar that doesn't fit with their stated level of education or a fake photo sourced from the internet are just some of the warning signs.
  • People who shower you

How to protect yourself

  • Do not respond to any requests for money, even if they sound desperate or troubled.
  • Do not send money to people you do not know well, especially if you have never met in person.
  • Meet all requests for money with

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