A scammer might trick you into helping him transfer stolen money. After 2 months of texting, he asked me for 0 in ITunes cards. I had already covered myself by saying I lived strictly on my social security. When I turned him down, I didn't expect him to come back but a few days later, he was back romancing again but in 2 weeks he was asking for the money again. I did a reverse phone search and this guy has 10 addresses in California.He could ask you to accept a check in your account, and transfer money. I was leery at the beginning because he was talking romance at the very beginning. None of these sites really tell you what to do when you discover this. He could have 10 people or more doing this kind of thing at each address.He also ask me to get him 300 in i Tunes cards 3 100.00 i didnt do it Now hes asking me to send his son in Turkey a birthday gift to contact the schooland wire them 1200power station 5, he even gave me the schools email I think the same guy got to me. He was "orthopedic surgeon" working for United Nations in Syria and was a widower with a daughter in a Florida boarding school.I got red flags right away when he asked for 300 ITunes cards and called the police. It appears this is some sort of racket and may be hard for the law to catch with him.They ask you to: Did you know you can do an image search of your love interest’s photo in your favorite search engine?If you do an image search and the person’s photo appears under several different names, you’re probably dealing with a scammer.I had the same thing happen to me they try to blackmail me too they said they post my picture online it be three months then having done nothing yet they wanted 10,000 dollars I got them block I think was trying to scare me Hey I’m sorry about that, but you don’t need to be confused because first of all he won’t do it, and I can give you 3 reasons why he can’t,(1) he knows that’s a waste of time to him if he wants to do that and it will cause him problem (2) he is tricking you to believe he has information about you (3) he knows he can be trace if he ever does that and it goes viral or escalate so for that reason he wouldn’t do it, just tell him with a capital letter word GO AHEAD AND DO IT, and see if he will not block and delete you Hilary- I have been talking to a guy that sente a follow request on Instagram and he started messaging me and ask me to go to Hangout. When I realized that he was a scam I did a Google image search of him and saw that his identity belonged to a doctor alright but his name was totally different than the one he gave me.
Scammers create fake online profiles using photos of other people — even stolen pictures of real military personnel. And they tug at your heartstrings with made-up stories about how they need money — for emergencies, hospital bills, or travel. Here’s how it works: The scammers set up dating profiles to meet potential victims.If you sent money by wire transfer service, you can report the scammer to the company. he ask me to open an account to transfer money bank to bank a very large amount of i refuse to do it he still talking to and ask to marry him and sending sweet image of heart all the time it sense like a real one i meet him in accidentally i did not look for him at all the small message give me email that i have been looking in fake email's and i cant till if they are fake because it is very privet and think it's real but i don't think it profile is Government Army please respond the answer mam Bridget Small i need the answer Please.. If you do these things, you are helping to commit a crime involving stolen money. You can stop sending messages if you don't want to talk. Unfortunately I recently fell victim to a romance scam online. The name of the person who scammed for a little bit of money is name Patrick Nguyen. They will ask u to open bank accts n give them the username password n Q&As.If you open a bank account, you tell the bank your name and your social security number. If this is a scam, the man might transfer stolen money into the account. I don't know which dating site u met this General on, but be aware that I have been sent 2-3 friend requests on Tango with this same name. These guys say the most beautiful things n tell u they love adore n want to spend the rest of their lives with you. They are scammers that do not care about u whatsoever. Most of them pose as widowed engineers with a child. They will try to transfer money into this acct, with ur name on it, via check. Thank God my bank caught the check which had been altered. Sure he scammed me for money but in the interim I learned a very valuable lesson. Im pretty sure this romance scam is happening too me his name is richard lance says hes a sgt stationed in africa hes got 2 kids wife died 2 years ago etc hes nevet asked for money but asked me to send a gift card to his sone i told him no hes basically made me fall in love anywsys he offered to give me money to help with my kids since my health is so bad i ignorantly gave him my login info he tried depositing a check into it but the check is in someone elses name my bank held it saying itd been altered but then said it will be available on the 21st im not exactly sure what to do or if i should say its fraud If you tell someone your bank account number they can take money out of your account.Victims think they’re just helping out their soulmate, never realizing they’re aiding and abetting a crime.Here are some warning signs that an online love interest might be a fake.There may be tens of thousands of victims, and only a small fraction report it to the FTC. One guy, when I asked what he did for a living, he said I sell metal canned food. He is an African man who lived n LA but was doing "business" n Australia..If this happens to you, please report it at ftc.gov/complaint — click on Scams and Rip-Offs, then select Romance Scams. Even at time if connecting I tried to do research in him but hit a brick wall.has a Facebook(I don't) but there is more of story and yes I totally understand how u feel but wanted to say u r not alone.ur head up,don't do ANYTHING u don't feel comfortable n doing Hi Ladies: I'm so sorry for your pain. If you notice only one pic or this person escalates his emotions quickly - even before meeting! True love comes from meeting the person face to face, learning about each other in broad daylight - not over the internet!!He is now divorced, has zero family and zero emergency contacts oh and zero bank account.He’s not asked me for money yet but has asked for my address so he can apparently have a personal cheque delivered to my house for 0,000 which he says is back pay that he is owed for the past 3 years and does not have a bank account.Even got me to send some him some naughty pictures that he is now blackmailing on saying he will post them on Facebook and send to all my family and friends through the messager also said he tried hacking my work email to send pictures to all my work contacts.He wants 0 and he will delete all my pictures and never contact me again.