Online Dating Scams Pulled by US Citizens Too


When you hear about romance and online dating scams, the first thing that usually comes to mind is "Nigeria" as that is where most online dating scams originate. But a growing number of these scams are now being hatched by … [Read more...]

Manti Te’o Falls into Catfish Trap – The Manti Te’o Story

Manti Te'o

[break][/break](January 21, 2013) NCAA football Heisman finalist Manti Te'o knows what it is like to be romantically deceived online. The star football player, projected to be a first round pick in the NFL this year, claims … [Read more...]

Online Dating Romance Scam Infographic

Romance Scams Infographic

The following infographic, created by Online Dating Magazine, touches on the subject of online dating scams and romance scams that result in hundreds of millions of dollars being lost from victims. Feel free to grab this … [Read more...]

New Zealanders Lose Hundreds of Thousands to Romance Scams


(August 22, 2012) New Zealanders (Kiwis) are losing $674,000 a year to online dating scams according to NetSafe, which has a self-reporting tracking tool for the reporting of Internet scams. When taking into account those who … [Read more...]

Rapper Tim Dog Used Online Dating to Scam People


(June 25, 2012) For many years rapper Timothy Blair, known as Tim Dog, had an apparent secret way of padding his income. He would use online dating services to woo women, then get them to invest in a "music project" he was … [Read more...]

60 Minutes Australia – Catching an Online Dating Scammer


Every month, Australians lose $10 million to online dating scammers who live in other countries and create fake profiles to woo them (see our special Romance Scam section). 60 Minutes Australia sought to capture one such … [Read more...]

Online Dating Magazine Warns About Online Romance Scams


(Press Release - February 13, 2012) As part of Online Dating Safety Awareness Month, Online Dating Magazine is issuing a warning about online romance scams, the most successful type of scam on the Internet. An online … [Read more...]

419 – Internet Romance Scams


The following video is an internet romance scam special report that gets pretty in depth into how Nigerian scammers steal millions of dollars and pounds from unsuspecting people. The video was created in the UK and is one of … [Read more...]

Dragnet Tackles Online Dating Romance Scams

Dragnet Romance Scams

The video below was produced by the US Embassy in London to help get the word out about online dating romance scams. The reason funds are being spent on entertaining and educational videos like this is because romance scams … [Read more...]

New Zealand Online Dating Romance Scams


Romance scams are found in every country, although the two biggest for victims seem to be Australia and the United States. This video highlights a romance scam victim from New Zealand who signed up for a New Zealand online … [Read more...]