Posts Tagged ‘romance scams’

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 Americans too. In the scam, they romance you from a distance then ask for money…

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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 that in 2009, he fell for a woman online named Lennay Kekua, who years later turned out to be… well……

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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 infographic and put it on your Website or blog. You can also link to it via: Related: Romance Scams…

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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 are scammed and don’t report it, the number is likely more than $1 million a year. According to Online Dating…

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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 working on with promises of returns that never occurred. It seemed like a…

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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 scammer who moved from Nigeria to Malaysia to build a scam business. The following video gives an inside glimpse…

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