ILOVEXCAMS.COM FBI San DiegoFebruary 14 2013Darrell Foxworth858 3208302Millions of Americans visit online dating websites every year hoping to find a companion or even a soul mate. But today on Valentines Day we want to warn you that criminals use these sites too looking to turn the lonely and vulnerable into fast money through a variety of scams.These criminalswho also troll social media sites and chat rooms in search of romantic victimsusually claim to be Americans traveling or working abroad. In reality they often live overseas. Their most common targets are women over 40 who are divorced widowed andor disabled but every age group and demographic is at risk.Heres how the scam usually works. Youre contacted online by someone who appears interested in you. He or she may have a profile you can read or a picture that is emailed to you. For weeks even months you may chat back and forth with one another forming a connection. You may even be sent flowers or other gifts. But ultimately its going to happenyour newfound friend is going to ask you for money.So you send moneybut rest assured the requests wont stop there. There will be more hardships that only you can help alleviate with your financial gifts. He may also send you checks to cash since hes out of the country and cant cash them himsel I LOVE SCAMMERS Oct 23 2017I love your fake picture. it gives me hope that I myself can look differentI love the fake location you give as your home. It gives me hope that I can leave the country at anytime I wishI love when you tell your wrong age. I am glad I can be younger tomorrow if I wishI love when you ask for money. it makes me feel as if I got someI love that you are single and have no kids. I would hate to be tied up with a married woman with a lot of kidsI love that you are ready to relocate. you are always welcome at my homeI LOVE SCAMMERS matureswebcams.comThis feature is not available right now. Please try again later. Published on 4 Sep 2013Some of you may know the famous Jamaican scammers that call from a 876 area codeI just love scammers How bout yall Anyone have a similar experience Category Common scams Print Scams are schemes to con you out of your money. They can arrive by post phone call text message or email or from someone coming to your home.Car matching and electricity meter scams and fake lotteries are just some of the tricks that scammers try.Read this page to find out about some common types of scam.Reporting a scamCar matching You place an advert to sell your car and get a call to say an immediate buyer has been found. You are asked to pay an upfront fee which you are told is refundable if the car isnt sold. The car isnt sold and you arent refunded.Doorstep electricity meter credit If you use a prepayment meter you are offered cutprice electricity. For example 50 of electricity is offered if you pay just 25.Criminals then use cloned keys to top up energy credit illegally. Electricity companies dont get paid for energy used and you end up paying for the energy twice first to the fraudsters and then to the company at the correct rate.Never buy electricity from someone who knocks at the door. Electricity is not sold in this way by companies.Prize draws sweepstakes and foreign lottery scamsYoure told that youve won a What it isWhen you think youve met the perfect partner through an online dating website or app but the other person is using a fake profile to form a relationship with you. Theyre using the site to gain your trust and ask you for money or enough personal information to steal your identity.Protect yourselfAvoid giving away too many personal details when dating online. Revealing your full name date of birth and home address may lead to your identity being stolen.Never send or receive money or give away your bank details to someone youve only met online no matter how much you trust them or believe their story.Pick a reputable dating website and use the sites messaging service. Fraudsters want to quickly switch to social media or texting so theres no evidence of them asking you for money.Spot the signsYouve struck up a relationship with someone onlinetheyre asking a lot of personal questions about you but theyrenot interested in telling you much about themselves.They invent a reason to ask for your help using the emotional attachment youve built with them. Your relationship with them may often depend on you sending money.Their pictures are too Romance scamThis article may require copy editing for grammar style cohesion tone or spelling. You can assist by editing it. June 2018A romance scam is a confidence trick involving feigned romantic intentions towards a victim gaining their affection and then using that goodwill to commit fraud. Fraudulent acts may involve access to the victims money bank accounts credit cards passports email accounts or national identification numbers or forcing the victims to commit financial fraud on their behalf.ContentsStolen imageseditThis falsifiedpassport was used in an actual internet romance scam. The deception can be obvious to observers for example the photo on this passport does not comply with regulations for size or pose but these signs are often ignored by willing victims.Romance scammers create profiles 22nd February 2017 Were urging university staff to take preventative action following more than 100 reports from victims receiving bogus pay rise emails. 17th February 2017 NHS members are being targeted by tax rebate companies that claim they offer services where they can get a tax rebate on the victims behalf. Victims on average are left 34k out of pocket. 10th February 2017 Were warning anyone looking for love this Valentines Day to beware of fraudsters looking to rid their new partner of their savings. 1st February 2017 The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau NFIB has seen an increase in the volume of Chief Executive Officer CEO Fraud reports whereby medical practices are the targeted victim in recent months. IndyLifeAround 7.8 million UK adults used online dating sites in 2016 up from just 100000 in 2000. But just as dating app users are at an alltime high so is the number of people becoming victims of online dating fraud.A new report by the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau has found that last year singles were conned out of 39 million by fraudsters theyd met on dating sites and apps.Con artists are increasingly creating fake online profiles and tricking people on dating sites into handing over often large sums of money.One of the most common techniques is to build up trust with the person by messaging for weeks or even months before suddenly having an emergency the fake person being mugged but their daughter needing urgent surgery for example and asking for money.But then they suddenly need money for rent too then food then medical fees and it can quickly escalate.Nancy a 47yearold single mother from North Yorkshire was conned out of over 350000 that way I wasnt comfortable and then I got so far in I couldnt get myself out and I didnt want to walk away having lost 50000 or whathaveyou so you keep going in the hope that youre Spotting a scam Print You can be scammed in different ways online by phone by post or in person.Scammers try to get your personal details to get money from you or steal your details so they can pretend to be you.If you think someone might be trying to scam you dontgive them any personal information like bank details computer passwords or PIN numbersreply to their email or click on any linksdownload any attachments or files in emailssend them any money or buy anythingring any numbers in emails or letters you receivelet them into your house if theyre at your doorIf youve lost money because of a scam you can report it.Check the warning signsBe careful if somethingcomes out of the blue or from someone you dont knowsounds out of the ordinary like youve won the lottery or youve been invited to invest in an amazing scheme and keep it a secretasks you to pay for something in advance especially by bank tran Due to the anonymity of the internet lying and scamming can be incredibly easy. If youre not careful you could get scammed out of your time and feelings or even money. So how can you tell if the person who has contacted you via an online dating site is sincere or a scammerSteps1Look at their profile picture. If their profile picture looks professionally done and can be found on a modeling website chances are the person stole the picture. Sure they may just be a lonely model but how likely is that2Look at their heightweight proportionality. If someone is desperate to sound good they may not remember that something like 6 and 95 lbs is not proportional unless their diet is insane.3See if they have a wedding ring on in the photo despite claiming to be single. Its up to you whether youre willing to get involved in an affair or not but just remember this if theyve lied a Why this is so important to meI am Jo Wilson andI am an intelligent woman I am a very strong womanI am a confident woman. Yet in May 2016 I was completely taken in by a dating scam. Yep hook line and sinker I believed every word of the story fed to me and felt my trust and heart open up to this man that I thought was everything I was looking for. And then the message with the asking for money came andI cant lie it completely knocked me for sixI was lucky and didnt hand over any money but I did hand over my trust and I felt completely violated. And then I got angry and then determined. I knew that I was strong confident resourceful and intelligent and Irefused to let this awful experiencedamage that belief.I also started to tell my story and was astounded by how many people confided in me to tell me they hadsimilar experiences been the victims of romance scams dating fraud or had narrow escapes. People think that the damage is done by the money that is taken but many dont realise the emotion damage done to people who are often at a vulnerable time in their lives.And so the idea for this website was born A centretoprovi