Scams on online dating sites

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Needless to say, those Money Orders or checks are no good, and not even worth the paper they're printed on.If you cash them or deposit them into your account, Money Orders or checks will come back after few weeks as fraudulent and you will be responsible for paying back the money to the bank and sometimes even charged for passing counterfeit instrument.Along with key review factors, this compensation may impact how and where sites appear on the page (including, for example, the order in which they appear).Dating does not include listings for all dating sites.They will send you the Money Orders or checks and ask you to deposit them into your bank account and then wire the money to them via Western Union.Usually they say to keep some money for your trouble.There is also a re-shipping scam, when they will ask you to re-ship goods for them.These goods are purchased with stolen credit cards.

They pretend to be the foreign specialists working in Nigeria or Ghana (usually originally from US and UK, but it may also be Canada, Australia or any other European country).

Once they’ve made contact, they will typically request to move the conversation to a private instant messaging service.

He or she will begin the courtship process by sending letters and love poems for a period of weeks and finally offer to fly to meet their victim.

After discovering that his headshot consistently showed in hoax dating profiles (thanks to a Google alert), Army Master Sgt. “Over the past few years, I’ve seen these scammers use all kinds of photos removed from open Facebook pages, blogs, official military websites, and command pages,” he wrote in a blog post last month.

“I’ve also seen my own photos and name used.” (The image of Grisham that was used by scammers is pictured, left) With a few of the largest player like OKCupid, Match, and others, there are precautionary measures in place.

Women are usually nurses, models, charity or UNICEF workers or antique dealers.

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