Craigslist scams romance and dating scams
The scammers start by stealing a photo from an internet site.
They prefer to use images of white people capitalising on stereotypes and perceptions.
(by Elena Garrett, 2009) Visa and Tickets Scammer Advanced Fee Investment Scammer Unscrupulous or Fake Marriage / Translation Agency Vacation Hunter Pro Dater Accommodation Scams Bigger Better Deal Hunter Green Card Hunter / Gold Digger Imagine this: a 20-years old rough-looking unemployed college student named Boris is typing to you "My beloved [insert your name here], I went to the travel agency and they said that I will need to buy visa and tickets to travel to you. The then attaches to the message a picture of a shy-looking pretty young lady blowing you a kiss. He is a ruthless con-man who is making money selling elaborate fantasy stories to trusting foreigners.
They said that the total cost is 80 for everything. He knows how to push the right buttons to make his victims to completely fall in love with a fictional lonely girl from the letters.
QUANTICO, Va., Oct 18, 2011 -- Special agents from the U. Army Criminal Investigation Command are once again warning the American public, as well as citizens from other nations, to be extra vigilant and not to fall prey to Internet scams or impersonation fraud -- especially scams that promise true love, but only end up breaking hearts and bank accounts.
August, 25, 2017 - information about database updates Last week (August, 18, 2017 - August, 25, 2017) 26 new scammers, 10 fake documents, 4 media files added to the database and 6 scammers' profiles updated. Most scammers use photos of professional models/celebrities or photos of beautiful women they have stolen from the Net.
The victims are most often unsuspecting women, 30 to 55 years old, who think they are romantically involved on the Internet with an American Soldier, when in fact they are being cyber-robbed by perpetrators thousands of miles away. The perpetrators will often take the true rank and name of a U. Soldier who is honorably serving his country somewhere in the world, marry that up with some photographs of a Soldier off the Internet, and then build a false identity to begin prowling the Internet for victims.
"We cannot stress enough that people need to stop sending money to persons they meet on the Internet and claim to be in the U. military," said Chris Grey, Army CID's spokesman. "We have even seen instances where the Soldier was killed in action and the crooks have used that hero's identity to perpetrate their twisted scam," said CID Special Agent Russel Graves, who has been fielding the hundreds of calls and emails from victims for months.
I am trusting that you won't refuse to help me with this money. Your princess, Natasha" while trying to chase away a hangover with a sandwich with some cheap beer.
This type of scammer hunts only the most vulnerable and inexperienced online daters.