Scammers will pose under the disguise of beautiful pictures as either male or female claiming to be from the United States.The scammer weaves a story of a successful business person working over seas, having no family; they present themselves as a thoughtful, caring and loving individual who is looking for their soul mate.
After you discover the scam you may have questions regarding the person you were talking to, the money you may have sent, the checks you may have cashed, how to report the scammer or just how the scam works.
This is a section that can answer those questions and direct you to other areas on our site that will have more details on how to understand aftermath of a romance scammer.
Scammers change names, identities, the photos they steal and use more often than most of us change our underwear.
There can be several scammers at any one time using the same name and photo to steal from their victims.
A check or money order is only a promise to pay or provide funds.
When you deposit either in your account, in essence you are making a guarantee that the funds will be provided.
When they aren't, you have agreed to personally make them good.
Scammers are on dating sites, and social networks setting up fake profiles.
They use words we all like to hear to woo our hearts so they can burn our souls. Once they have established a relationship then the scamming begins.
In all cases the plea for Financial assistance is the key to the scam.
This can be for assistance in cashing a check that they are unable to cash themselves and also asking for financial assistance to help them out of a difficulty they are having.