Article on internet dating scams

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Looking for a Russian wife via online dating sites, you should be cautious because Russian dating sites are often “attacked” by con artists.

While a decent single woman registers on a dating site because she wants to find a future spouse, a scammer goes online to make a profit.

The main theme of the scam is that someone (be it a young women or a young men) contacts a potential victim on a dating site, quickly involves the potential victim into romantic online-relationship, and then asks the potential victim for financial assistance with arranging a person meeting.

The scammers make money by asking for: Very often, the Travel scammers use falsified visas, passports, tickets, and other documents to create an appearance of legitimate travel arrangements Thousands of foreigners already became a victim of this scam.

The scammers transfer stolen money into the new account, and then tell their victims to wire the money out of the country.

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 your online sweetheart asks for money, you can expect it’s a scam.

We loosely classify RDSs into two groups: 1) Travel scams and 2) all others.You can and should report fraud and scams because if you don't do something, criminals will just keep doing the same thing over and over again to other victims.Have you become a victim of an internet scam or fraud?The ICCC is a good place to report more serious crimes involving: online extortion, identity theft, Computer Intrusion (hacking), Economic Espionage (Theft of Trade Secrets), and other major cyber crimes.Because it was born out of hacking techniques, “fishing” is stylistically spelled "phishing" by hackers.

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