There may be tens of thousands of victims, and only a small fraction report it to the FTC.If this happens to you, please report it at ftc.gov/complaint — click on Scams and Rip-Offs, then select Romance Scams.These people are smart and intelligent with college degrees and legit jobs but running scamms on people.You don't have to be gullible or anything it happens to beautiful smart and very aware type of women and men.through out a period of over 3 yrs, yes 3 yrs I never met him. He said all the right things as well and we were alike in so many areas . He claimed to live in Oakland California and work as an IDC in petroleum (Exxon mobile). the address he gave didn't exist, his Facebook page had like 7 followers and all the pictures were uploaded on the same day.always excuses but I believed for so long as he promised to pay me back all money was sent via both moneygram and western union. I got so called emails from her they're both gone. I am getting counseling and have to let them all in God's Hands for judgement. He asked for my phone number and address and email really quick instead of continuing to talk on messenger.Not everyone using online dating sites is looking for love. As if all that isn’t bad enough, romance scammers are now involving their victims in online bank fraud.
He had someone send me a check to cash and send to him from his business partner to help him out til he got paid and I later found out it was a stolen bank account and check.After they form a “relationship,” they come up with reasons to ask their love interest to set up a new bank account.The scammers transfer stolen money into the new account, and then tell their victims to wire the money out of the country.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.