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 what is a love/dating scam?

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 9:36 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Guess im not familliar with this particular scam? can someone fill me in?

at first glance, i thought it was just a regular scam, that turned into a romance...but after reading some of the forum it seems that its an entirely different type of scam on its own?

any help would be appreciated. thanks
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 9:40 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

http://forum.419eater.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=44

In a nutshell, it is where someone who wants money AND claims to be in love with you Wink

Read up on the forum posted, plenty of good examples of the ins/outs.

They use pre-written scripts like lads, stolen pics and or pics of their significant others to lure unsuspecting men to send them cash for a ticket to "visit" and or "marry" them.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 9:43 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Vanndickey wrote:
They use pre-written scripts like lads, stolen pics and or pics of their significant others to lure unsuspecting men to send them cash for a ticket to "visit" and or "marry" them.

Not just men, my female character is trying to raise the money to bring her future husband to California from Benin. Wink

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 9:45 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Oh yeah, it is not Gender specific either...... Very Happy Thanks SF Wink

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 9:54 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

And not just money for visas and airfare. There's also the translation agency scam, popular with Ukraine scammers and money for a sick relative/internet access/claiming the hotel manager's confiscated their passport becasue of unpaid rent and so on. And let's not get into green card scammers....

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 11:02 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Also ..... Love scams can go on for weeks, months or even longer .... the first amount scammed tend to be rather small and then get bigger and bigger with each extraction until the victim is bled try (and then some !)

Just like my partner does with my bank account Wink

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 12:56 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

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Did you get burnt? if so we would all love to hear about it or at least try to help you help yourself

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