What is an

Internet Love Scam?

If you have been befriended online by an attractive person – usually foreign – who then tells a tale of falling into trouble or on hard times, this is probably an Internet love scam. The scammer persists with his story to gain his victim's adoration and trust, then asks for money as proof of love. Once the money is transferred, the scammer disappears.

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Rich geologist claimed that he was in trouble and asked me for money

24 Apr 2018

By Anonymous

He claimed to be a Geologist in Texas and has a house in the States. He told me he lost his family in auto crash. He is all alone. Sweet talker and good English.  Call...

I was asked to pay over $2K for my gifts from Dubai

Research online prevented me from becoming a scam victim

Online friend lost interest after I refused to lend him money

Scammer called daily to gain my trust

Online friend wanted to marry me after just 5 days of texting

His sad story sounded like a typical scam story

I got a call from an agent to pay to receive my gift

I was told to pay over $2K for my gift