A new report by the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau has found that last year, singles were conned out of £39 million by fraudsters they’d 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.
Scammers will pose under the disguise of beautiful pictures as either male or female claiming to be from the United States.
The scammer weaves a story of a successful business person working over seas, having no family; they present themselves as a thoughtful, caring and loving individual who is looking for their soul mate.
Let's say you joined one of the international dating agencies and have been chatting with a sexy foreign girl for several weeks.
Step 1 - Go to: Step 2 - Click on the little camera image that is beside the search button (see below) Step 3 - After clicking on the camera image a new option will appear giving you 2 choices; you can either upload a picture of the suspected scammer from your hard drive, or you can paste the URL of the photo into the search box. Step 4 - You will then be given the option to select the image from your hard drive that you want to investigate. Here's the Image that I uploaded from my computer: It may take up to a minute for the image to be uploaded to google, depending on the size of the file that you choose and your connection speed. You can see over to the right that this image brought up 67 pages of results, including several Facebook and Myspace profiles! If a woman sent you this picture claiming it was hers, it is almost 100 percent guaranteed that she is not the actual women in the photo and that she IS a scammer.And love is the tool scammers use to pry open your bank account and strip you of your assets. She says I'm so handsome (I'm not) and wants to see me in person and hear me. Beware." man who said he was Roden Miller (actually Jeffrey Miller) as a scammer. He is in the army stationed in Houston Texas but is currently on a peacekeeping mission in Libya but would be returning soon.By learning how to spot a scammer, you can protect yourself. But her cell phone seems to be faulty and her old laptop doesn't have a built in camera. Note that this thread contains a more "in-depth" look at scammers.For a shorter, general overview, see An introduction to love or dating scams If you have started communicating with someone online, and he or she matches many of the characteristics described in this thread, you are most likely dealing with a scammer.