Dating scams and frauds
Noticing What Isn't Right Engaging in Conversation Meeting the Person Community Q&A For most of us, finding love on the internet can be a gift from heaven.For others, however, it can be a life-ruining decision – leaving us penniless, heartbroken and with many more problems heading our way.Research suggests that online scams can happen through social engineering regarding a surge in the quantity and quality of the forging of U. postal money orders, and its use to commit online fraud.In the United States of America, the penalty for making or using counterfeit postal money orders is up to ten years in jail and/or a ,000 fine.An online love interest who asks for money is almost certainly a scam artist.
Who has received Counterfeit Postal Money Orders (CPMOs): (VIN), putatively to check the accident record of the vehicle.
In a typical con, the perpetrator will spend weeks or even months building up a romantic relationship with a victim through e-mails, texts or phone calls, before eventually asking for money.
And many of the scammers aren't even in the United States.
The most straightforward type of purchase scam is a buyer in another country approaching many merchants through spamming them and directly asking them if they can ship to them using credit cards to pay.
An example of such email is as follows: From: XXXXXX XXXXXX [[email protected]] Sent: Saturday, October 1, 2005 AM Subject: International order enquiry Goodday Sales, This is XXXXXX XXXXXXX and I will like to place an order for some products in your store, But before I proceed with listing my requirements, I will like to know if you accept credit card and can ship internationally to Lagos, Nigeria.