After they form a “relationship,” they come up with reasons to ask their love interest to set up a new bank account.
The scammers transfer stolen money into the new account, and then tell their victims to wire the money out of the country.
Ironically, he kept telling me how important honesty is to him. Then he started with oh baby, oh dear, oh honey bologna. But I have still be very much scammed as far as it sounds from this site. I really thought I had my guard up enough to catch such a game. The Federal Trade Commission Act authorizes this information collection for purposes of managing online comments.
Must have said that a dozen times this evening and we only talked for about twenty minutes. I said I wanted to see a photo of him with today's date but his phone couldn't take pictures. I'VE spoken with him via skype WITH video so I know his real face. :( If you have read enough stories on this site, you have no option BUT to believe he is a scammer. Oh, Devastated, I am so sorry to hear your heartbreaking story. Comments and user names are part of the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) public records system, and user names also are part of the FTC’s computer user records system.
He started wanting to talk again but that time he could actually "talk" better. I answered one question then asked why he was up at that time (which was creepy! Don't let him fool you again and don't send money anymiore. Almost a year ago Richard Walker contacted me, he said he was an FBI agent and recovered the money I was scammed out of a couple years prior. He wants me to send 0 to the attorney on Oct 1, 2016. All the cops we contacted, the FBI all say its a scam.
Unfortunately, online dating scams are all too common. also said his wife died of cancer 2 yrs ago and is looking to be loved again. He is widowed with a daughter who is in boarding school.
He's working for a company drilling oil as a engineer I know this must be a scam also. He said he had both lived in mountain view, ca and Jacksonville, Florida . Lost everything cause he needed an app for his project which cost 200 dolllars.
He even shown his family pictures, his son with him, I'm sure he used other people's. He fooled me for awhile until he wanted money to fly home.
He also asked what the weather was like 'over there'. I told him I was on my way home and it would take sometime atleast an hour. If I waited more than a minute to respond he acted all panicky. Oh now he could dream about my and he would know how sweet my voice is. Africa It is your choice whether to submit a comment.
He kept sending more of these longs deep thoughts type of things that amazingly only took a few seconds to write. I should have all ready cut it off by then but I wanted to hear his voice. About the first thing I said to him was he was a fake and a scammer and not a very good one either. If you do, you must create a user name, or we will not post your comment.
They ask you to: Did you know you can do an image search of your love interest’s photo in your favorite search engine?