The War Vet, the Dating Site, and the Phone Call From Hell
I published one or two articles similar to this one within the last couple of years.
In one of them, the sexes were flipped around:
American women were being swindled by foreign men over the phone or on dating sites, foreign men who were lying and claiming to be American military servicemen, and these foreigners bilked those women out of many thousands of dollars.
(Link): The War Vet, the Dating Site, and the Phone Call From Hell
Jared Johns found out too late that swapping messages with the pretty girl from a dating site would mean serious trouble. If only he had known who she really was.
[Article discusses how he chatted back and forth online with a person claiming to be an 18 year old American woman, and how this led to a scam to rip him off for thousands of dollars]
[Article goes on to explain how the scammers tried to get money out of Jared]
…Doug Fodeman could have reassured Jared.
For years, Fodeman has been hearing about calls just like the ones that had been terrifying Jared.
Along with a friend, the 64-year-old Massachusetts grade school educator started a website called TheDailyScam .com in 2015, after Fodeman’s son and mother were both hit up by con artists.
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Tips For Defensive Dating, Including Warning Signs that You Could Be The Target Of An Online Romance Scam – From the WSJ
(Link): Tips For Defensive Dating, Including Warning Signs that You Could Be The Target Of An Online Romance Scam
Here are tips for defensive dating, including warning signs that you could be the target of an online romance scam
March 15, 2018 11:55 a.m. ET14 COMMENTS
More and more people are looking for love online. A large chunk are those age 50 to 64, and dating services aimed at baby boomers are expected to grow the most over the next five years.
You know who else is prowling around websites and apps, looking to score? Scammers.
Last year, more than 15,000 victims lost some $210 million in “confidence frauds” and romance scams, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
…Know Where Scammers Lurk
Scammers don’t limit their hunting grounds to old-school dating sites like Match.com. They’re trolling for victims on any number of apps, even ones that aren’t associated with dating, such as the Scrabble-like online social game Words With Friends, according to the Better Business Bureau’s Scam Tracker.
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