Scammers are on dating sites, and social networks setting up fake profiles.
Scams of the Heart is a volunteer group dedicated to helping the victims of love scams to recover from the emotional devastation and feelings of betrayal that often accompany the realization that the person of your dreams is not who they appeared to be.
Scamdex is an online resource information website geared toward providing links and contact information to report scams all over the world.
There can be several scammers at any one time using the same name and photo to steal from their victims.
A check or money order is only a promise to pay or provide funds.
When you deposit either in your account, in essence you are making a guarantee that the funds will be provided.
When they aren't, you have agreed to personally make them good.
Eventually, the scammer will ask for help, for various reasons, involving the victim sending money.
After the scammer gets all the money they can from the victim, the scammer drops communication, leaving the victim dumbfounded, hurt, confused, and out of a lot of money, which is rarely recovered.
The Dangerous Side an IC3 warning Federal Trade Commission Identity theft happens when someone steals your personal information and uses it without your permission.
The FTC’s updated resources explain how to protect your information and how to respond if it’s stolen.
Yahoo offers an online support group for victims of Romance scams.