There may be tens of thousands of victims, and only a small fraction report it to the FTC. One guy, when I asked what he did for a living, he said I sell metal canned food. He is an African man who lived n LA but was doing "business" n Australia..If this happens to you, please report it at ftc.gov/complaint — click on Scams and Rip-Offs, then select Romance Scams. Even at time if connecting I tried to do research in him but hit a brick wall.has a Facebook(I don't) but there is more of story and yes I totally understand how u feel but wanted to say u r not alone.ur head up,don't do ANYTHING u don't feel comfortable n doing Hi Ladies: I'm so sorry for your pain. If you notice only one pic or this person escalates his emotions quickly - even before meeting! True love comes from meeting the person face to face, learning about each other in broad daylight - not over the internet!!Just easier for me to insert our conversation then trying to explain in detail.Almost was contacted by a third one who was old looking in his photo (widow which they like to pretend to have the victim in the photo to be) we didn't even talk 2 mins and the account was gone no trace or anything.
If you gave the scammer your bank or credit card account numbers, contact your bank or credit card company and ask how to protect your accounts.If you sent money by wire transfer service, you can report the scammer to the company. he ask me to open an account to transfer money bank to bank a very large amount of i refuse to do it he still talking to and ask to marry him and sending sweet image of heart all the time it sense like a real one i meet him in accidentally i did not look for him at all the small message give me email that i have been looking in fake email's and i cant till if they are fake because it is very privet and think it's real but i don't think it profile is Government Army please respond the answer mam Bridget Small i need the answer Please.. If you do these things, you are helping to commit a crime involving stolen money. You can stop sending messages if you don't want to talk. Unfortunately I recently fell victim to a romance scam online. The name of the person who scammed for a little bit of money is name Patrick Nguyen. They will ask u to open bank accts n give them the username password n Q&As.If you open a bank account, you tell the bank your name and your social security number. If this is a scam, the man might transfer stolen money into the account. I don't know which dating site u met this General on, but be aware that I have been sent 2-3 friend requests on Tango with this same name. These guys say the most beautiful things n tell u they love adore n want to spend the rest of their lives with you. They are scammers that do not care about u whatsoever. Most of them pose as widowed engineers with a child. They will try to transfer money into this acct, with ur name on it, via check. Thank God my bank caught the check which had been altered. Sure he scammed me for money but in the interim I learned a very valuable lesson. Im pretty sure this romance scam is happening too me his name is richard lance says hes a sgt stationed in africa hes got 2 kids wife died 2 years ago etc hes nevet asked for money but asked me to send a gift card to his sone i told him no hes basically made me fall in love anywsys he offered to give me money to help with my kids since my health is so bad i ignorantly gave him my login info he tried depositing a check into it but the check is in someone elses name my bank held it saying itd been altered but then said it will be available on the 21st im not exactly sure what to do or if i should say its fraud If you tell someone your bank account number they can take money out of your account.If you get involved in a scheme, you could lose money or personal information and get in legal trouble. There should be something they can do to investigate.My scanmmer told me his name was Robert Foster and that he was a construction engineer with a daughter who was home schooled. Be careful of a man maned Patrick Lara he is a big scammer also. i meet one us army also in the net just a month back.The second one claimed he was in the military and I knew better better because I did the reverse photo search on the pictures to and they were all over the place as well.