Women using dating sites for scamming

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Then the daughter became ill and had to be hospitalized.

When Morrison suggested that her suitor put his daughter on a plane to get better medical attention at home -- and even offered to pick the girl up at the airport -- a new crisis struck.

There is usually the promise that the fictitious character will one day join the victim in the victim's country.

The scam usually ends when the victim realizes they are being scammed or stops sending money.

She liquidated accounts and wired about

Then the daughter became ill and had to be hospitalized.

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Then the daughter became ill and had to be hospitalized.

When Morrison suggested that her suitor put his daughter on a plane to get better medical attention at home -- and even offered to pick the girl up at the airport -- a new crisis struck.

There is usually the promise that the fictitious character will one day join the victim in the victim's country.

The scam usually ends when the victim realizes they are being scammed or stops sending money.

She liquidated accounts and wired about $1.1 million to him. She filed a police report and discovered that her suitor, 35, had worked several dating sites and swindled dozens of women.

He was arrested, but it’s unclear whether she will ever see her money.

According to the FBI, romance scams and similar confidence scams cost consumers more money than any other kind of Internet fraud.

.1 million to him. She filed a police report and discovered that her suitor, 35, had worked several dating sites and swindled dozens of women.

He was arrested, but it’s unclear whether she will ever see her money.

According to the FBI, romance scams and similar confidence scams cost consumers more money than any other kind of Internet fraud.

Losses have been estimated at about billion a year.Upon finding victims, scammers lure them to more private means of communication, (such as providing an e-mail address) to allow for fraud to occur.The fraud typically involves the scammer acting as if they've quickly fallen for the victim so that when they have the opportunity to ask for money, the victim at that time has become too emotionally involved, and will have deep feelings of guilt if they decline the request for money from the scammer.In mid December the Department of Justice announced that seven men—six from Nigeria and one from South Africa—pled guilty to conning tens of millions of dollars from Americans via online dating sites.While the case was remarkable for its magnitude, when it comes to so-called “romance scams,” it still represents just the tip of the iceberg.

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