For the woman who was assaulted, that is exactly how it started.
The two met on Tinder and talked for a few weeks before he started asking her if she would like to meet for coffee.
Scammers use poetry, flowers, and other gifts to reel in victims, the entire time declaring their “undying love.” These criminals also use stories of severe life circumstances, tragedies, deaths in the family, injuries to themselves, or other hardships to keep their victims concerned and involved in their schemes.
Scammers also ask victims to send money to help overcome a financial situation they claim to be experiencing.
The scams have advanced to the level of phone conversations to help get you to fall in love with them. They wait until they know you have fallen in love with them then they create a dramatic, yet believable “emergency” requiring them to ask you for money (or something like a “new laptop”).
Because love is blind, the scams are extremely successful. Their photos are fake, their profile is fake, their job is a lie, etc.
– Be leery of someone who tries to move the relationship with you forward via the computer.
– You may think that an overseas scammer wouldn’t pursue the scam on the phone, but that’s not the case.
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