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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I was asked to pay over $2K for my present

17 Aug 2018

By Anonymous

It happened when he added me on Instagram, and we chatted in a friendly manner.
After which, he asked me to pray for him as he has signed for a contract for a company -...

Online friend asked for a $30K loan

I gave more than $200K to a friend I knew online

I lost over $100K to a friend I met on OK Cupid

I was asked to pay $2.8K for my gifts

Online friend wanted my address in order to send gifts to me

Friend whom I know online kept pestering me for money

I cut off all contact with online friend after I realised that I could be scammed

Scammer used fake profile to fool me