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Online Romance and Dating Scams
Military romance scams have been going on for a long time, dating back to the early days of the internet and social media platforms like Facebook. In fact, many military romance scams originate on social media rather than through online dating sites, though both platforms have their fair share of issues. The problem of military romance scams is a big one. A investigation by the New York Times revealed that there are countless scams on Facebook despite efforts to verify every new account.
Dating site scam victims lose £2,000 to fraudsters
This scam is fairly straightforward. Once a scammer has befriended you on a dating website, they will suggest meeting up. Once you agree to meet them they will tell you that they are currently living overseas and require your help to afford the travel expenses to visit you. Having gained your trust, many people feel this is a genuine reason to send money to someone they have never met. Numerous prostitutes use online dating sites to solicit business.