Signs of online dating scams
Why would someone be on a dating site but not provide some information about themselves or their ideal match?If someone reaches out to you and they have an empty profile, your best best is to ignore them.
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Some receive shocking news that their new found friend is in trouble and needs financial help.
Others have been asked to send money for a plane ticket so they can meet in person.
There have been reports that some phony sweethearts are impersonating soldiers with the goal of pulling the heartstrings of patriotic women of all ages.
Others ask their victims to join in fraudulent business ventures, most involving reshipping schemes where merchandise purchased with stolen credit card numbers is sent to the victims who are asked to forward it to their love interest abroad.