Victims think they’re just helping out their soulmate, never realizing they’re aiding and abetting a crime.
Here are some warning signs that an online love interest might be a fake.
These are examples of some of the most notorious scams in the world of online dating and on the internet in general.
This is one of the most popular scams in online dating.
If you do an image search and the person’s photo appears under several different names, you’re probably dealing with a scammer.
And if the person’s online profile disappears a few days after they meet you, that’s another tip-off.
Here’s the real deal: Don’t send money to someone you met online — for any reason.
“My friends advised me to go online and try to find someone to share my life with,” she says via Skype.
Firefly spent a lot of time on her profile, thinking she needed to be entirely honest and open if she hoped to really connect with someone.