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.
People are often ashamed to come forward and admit that they’ve been duped.
They ask you to: Did you know you can do an image search of your love interest’s photo in your favorite search engine?
If you do an image search and the person’s photo appears under several different names, you’re probably dealing with a scammer.
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.
Most Internet scammers operate and are concentrated in countries like Australia, Russia, the Ukraine, Malaysia, the Philippines, Nigeria, Ghana, the UK and South Africa.
Not all men from these countries are guilty of scamming but a majority of incidences have been reported from these locations to make one pause before getting involved . He will call you his love and his boyfriend in just days.
You may get an email from him and it will be missing your name or contain someone elses. In the letter, he may even say he is looking for the perfect girl.
If you question him, he will question your trust and say it was a mistake about the girl thing.
There are some scammers out there on the other side waiting just for you.