Skip to main content

Image of cupid and heartNot everyone using online dating sites is looking for love. Scammers create fake online profiles using photos of other people — even stolen pictures of real military personnel. They profess their love quickly. And they tug at your heartstrings with made-up stories about how they need money — for emergencies, hospital bills, or travel. Why all of the tricks? They’re looking to steal your money.

As if all that isn’t bad enough, romance scammers are now involving their victims in online bank fraud. Here’s how it works: The scammers set up dating profiles to meet potential victims. 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. Victims think they’re just helping out their soulmate, never realizing they’re aiding and abetting a crime.  

Here are some warning signs that an online love interest might be a fake. They ask you to:

  • chat off of the dating site immediately, using personal email, text, or phone
  • wire money using Western Union or Money Gram
  • set up a new bank account

Did you know you can do an image search of your love interest’s photo in your favorite search engine? If you do an image search and the person’s photo appears under several different names, you’re probably dealing with a scammer. And if the person’s online profile disappears a few days after they meet you, that’s another tip-off.

Here’s the real deal: Don’t send money to someone you met online — for any reason. If your online sweetheart asks for money, you can expect it’s a scam.

Unfortunately, online dating scams are all too common. There may be tens of thousands of victims, and only a small fraction report it to the FTC. If this happens to you, please report it at ReportFraud.ftc.gov.

A woman looking at a dating site on her computer.

13794 Comments


It is your choice whether to submit a comment. If you do, you must create a user name, or we will not post your comment. The Federal Trade Commission Act authorizes this information collection for purposes of managing online comments. 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. We may routinely use these records as described in the FTC’s Privacy Act system notices. For more information on how the FTC handles information that we collect, please read our privacy policy.

The purpose of this blog and its comments section is to inform readers about Federal Trade Commission activity, and share information to help them avoid, report, and recover from fraud, scams, and bad business practices. Your thoughts, ideas, and concerns are welcome, and we encourage comments. But keep in mind, this is a moderated blog. We review all comments before they are posted, and we won’t post comments that don’t comply with our commenting policy. We expect commenters to treat each other and the blog writers with respect.

  • We won’t post off-topic comments, repeated identical comments, or comments that include sales pitches or promotions.
  • We won’t post comments that include vulgar messages, personal attacks by name, or offensive terms that target specific people or groups.
  • We won’t post threats, defamatory statements, or suggestions or encouragement of illegal activity.
  • We won’t post comments that include personal information, like Social Security numbers, account numbers, home addresses, and email addresses. To file a detailed report about a scam, go to ReportFraud.ftc.gov.

We don't edit comments to remove objectionable content, so please ensure that your comment contains none of the above. The comments posted on this blog become part of the public domain. To protect your privacy and the privacy of other people, please do not include personal information. Opinions in comments that appear in this blog belong to the individuals who expressed them. They do not belong to or represent views of the Federal Trade Commission.

Amy
March 08, 2021

In reply to by Vlux

In touch with this guy for a few weeks now. Apparently 37, widower with a son. Changed his university recently on LinkedIn. Asked for money in many ways also. Refusing to do a video call or sending videos via What’s App. Sweet guy, but probably unreal. Do you have a picture? I got loads by now.
Peman
October 19, 2021

In reply to by Vlux

He contacted me on LinkedIn, asked me to talk on WhatsApp two days ago. He has alreasy told this story about his mother living in New Zealand with his kid because he's a widower. Even send me a couple of pics of his mom and son... Hasn't asked for money, yet. But now I'm aware. Thanks for the info.
katherine
December 14, 2020
I've been txt and talking on the phone with a man nameJoe Edward. Says he is a physical fitness doctor who is stuck in Manitoba Canada. his wife died and his daughter I believe is going to school in California. we have been together now for 2 yrs. What a fool I've been. I've sent a lot of money cards over the last 2 yrs. He wants me to come to Canada to get him and be with him forever. He even had a female manager of a resort contact me to tell me if someone doesn't pay his hotel bill she will have him arrested. Yes, I fell head over heels in love and lust with the person I thought I was txt with. It's over now but after 2 yrs. it is hard to let go. but I am in the process.HE calls himself joe Edward. if anyone has dealt with him please write a comment. and yes he uses GOD very strongly.
Scammed by cel…
December 14, 2020
Am so upset and shamed all.my self. I see my self as pretty smart guy, but this stated a few months ago. I had out the blue received a private personal message from judge jennie piero on my instragram page. I thought oh wow. Judge jennie piero wants to be friends and talk little did l know that was start as scam it started out simple we talked and then she come out and asked for private donations to give a charity for orphans in new York. I though out how much is this donation and I though ok I cant do much with since I my family are unpacked by corna virus. So though ok I give 25.00 at end of the month after all.my family bills were paid. And she want on to tell me give the donations on a pay pal account .I told my wife and my wife is more aware of this scam and told me not to do it since there scamming around around. So I didnt do. Then a few months later she offered me a job as her delivery driver in New York. She offered me. I know. Deep down inside it didn't sound right. I ever asked my wife about this. She told no is sounds like a scam. So a more weeks past and sent her 1000.00 dollars. Because she promised to pay me back. And I my Bill fell behind no money and more break promises I started lieing to my wife. Tell her that was help out with family members of her. This really put a strain on the marriage. I know my wife know I was lieing. And this women had me thinking she was in love with me and she going to marry and we were going to get house and everything was going to great. My wife found out before I did that this person was not a women but a bunch of guy from overseas and then they brought more people in pretending to the judge cousin to get md to buy a home for them. This was getting too deep. But thanks to my cell phone provider the number was finally blocked and I found out that the government is aware of the fact that scams are out there and they also know that this scammer are using private phone number that belong to other people and thier using thier phone to scam. Not now I dont contact with these people and unfortunately my thousands dollars is gone. And I will never see that again and the sad thing is these people were involved in social security scam about year ago and this people need to be caught throw in jail or prison and riot. And I believe that are being target again. Why cant people just leave me alone
Tryed to be sc…
December 14, 2020
Just blocked a guy claiming to be celebrity Jasom momoa. He message on Facebook using one of jason momoa websites with is really and offical site. At frist I really excite that was talk to jason momoa us it was my brithday. I though wow Jason momoa himself is talking and what a great brithday gift. Well as conversation went on he give his private what up app phone number not thinking it was not him. So we talked for while then he told me he had to go because he was very busy.ok I understand we talked off on for few days. And on the second day he offered me a job as his personal assistant. I though wow. Then maybe about 30 mins he would say he had to go. And all during this conversation I asked him some questions about weather was on location some information about some of this movie and some personal infomation to get know him as friends. Then when the job offer pop up I started to wonder is this really The real Jason momoa and of course I was dumb enough to ask and he get upset .and said he was really him. Then on Saturday this were kicker comes in he wanted me to help him with money for private donations to the orphanages I dont know where he never said . I don't answer him I know there was some funny about this guy. So very charming but he didnt get financial infomation from me.and then sunday December 13 th was the last time I spoke to him say he wanted to visit orphanages. I didnt response and stop talking to him. It sad that scammer have to use kind hearted celebrity to dirty work. And the the sad thing was this guy used one of jason momoa offical websites. And he change the profile photo on the site because the profile photo is of jason momoa but it not the same one. It very sad that this people have go steal from people or use a celebrity to steal from the celebrity fans am not upset. With real Jason Momoa himself is is the scam bag that used Jason momoa to profile to do it. I dont how many other women he charmed to get money from but this women was not falling for it and his wonderful charms he has Jason momoa down to tee with the charm.
Naplesrose
December 14, 2020
Beware of John Bassey on Oil Rig in the Gulf. Uses Viber Phone # and Bitcoins to transfer money. Also, look up Dr. Garth Davis on FB or U-Tube. He is using his identity and is VERY good at it. At least I can give you pictures of what the scammer looks like which I wish I has a month ago!
Bobbie T
December 14, 2020
Has anyone been chatting with a very handsome guy who calls himself kelly brown, and claims to be an army surgeon stationed in kabul Afghanistan?
EDHL
December 14, 2020
Hi! I also am chatting with an Adam Johnson. Almost same story as the rest. He’s even given me a photo of his kids. He hasn’t asked me money yet or open a bank account. Can anyone post a pic here for me to check if it’s the same guy?
Don't use your…
December 15, 2020
How about the name jason bojing did you encounter this man. He scam me and he said that talk to my lawyer to process your visa. Play this amount and i will pay the remaining balance. And also he use a photo a hood looking man he always sending photo to me and he also scam me that he send money to me but its edit i really now it cause i search in google and i notice the tracking nunber i just the same on the google. He always said that western union has a problem to send money. He has so many things to make you fall in love to him. Please take care to this man
Embarrassed
December 15, 2020
Has anyone given money to Kenneth Jack from Missouri ?
Embarrassed
December 15, 2020
Has anyone given money to Kenneth Jack from Missouri ?
Embarrassed
December 15, 2020
Has anyone given money to Kenneth Jack from Missouri ?
1948ks
December 15, 2020
Is anyone talking to Gerald Donato Ainsworth?
Scammed MIL
December 15, 2020
My mother-in-law is currently being scammed by one Tom J. Wilson who is allegedly based in Libya and has needed money for all sorts of things to be "allowed" to retire early from the army/ CIA. He is using a profile picture of a Miami-based entrepreneur, Jeffrey Shaw. We can't get my mother-in-law to accept the general is not real. I don't know how else to convince her. Anyone else been scammed by something similar?
ytram
December 15, 2020
Someone knows Ethan Gauge, his fiance left him for his best friend, Marine Engineer.
Lanai
December 15, 2020
Berto, 50 y/o. Met him on bumble. Born in Spain, grew up in UK, moved to California to take care of his 83y/o mom, architect, divorced, his wife cheated on him and upsets him to talk about... one son 14 y\o. Conversation very scripted at the beginning. Got very affectionate quick: lots of beautiful, honey, my Angel, my baby. Suddenly he left to a one month long contract to Northern Cyprus. Texting mainly in the morning and night time. YouTube songs, what did you eat? Don’t stress too much my Angel! Sounds familiar? Mainly texting, can’t hear him on the phone and one short WhatsApp video call from a different number.
Karin
December 17, 2020
Does someone know a Raymond (Ray) Pak? He needs 2000 dollars per Western Union. Can't pay his hotel bill because his credit card was declined. Unfortunately the hotel is holding his ID... such a pity! He has no family or friends who want to help him... he must be an asshole...He said he's from Dallas, Texas and travelled to the Emirates for Business. Of course he loves me and told me that after we talked 2 days lol, he evrn calls me his wife...what else! I can just laugh about it. But it's serious others give them money. So I want to warn you guys. Sorry about my sarcasm
Musicdude
December 18, 2020
Girl named Vannesa tried working me for a couple months. Single girl from Oklahoma living with her uncle cause both parents are dead. Red flags everywhere so just decided to play along. Always had emergencies, try starting a business or wanted me to buy Iten cards. Keep an eye out gang
Barb
December 18, 2020
Conversing with an Orthopedic surgeon, named Carlos Miller worfor the UN in Ukraine. Is a widower with 16 yr old daughter in boarding school in Omaha Nebraska. Asked me to help ship a case that contained money to the US so he could help buy needed items for the kids in their orphanage. I fell hook line and sinker, shelling out 10K and then threatened me with money laundering which would have cost me another 80k.
Lee
December 24, 2020

In reply to by Barb

I believed that I have been scammed many times during this year with similar stories when meeting someone online. Please be very careful. Now I have realized that you should get them to send you their verified ID by a registered lawyer before agreeing to help them if you are willing to. Better not do anything before face to face meeting each other or you have done cross- checked with the company they worked for or the army they served for. Don't be fooled by their worries, excuses and sweet words anymore! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all.
Lilly
December 19, 2020
Anyone talking to greg sandilla?
Diane
September 23, 2021

In reply to by Lilly

Greg Sandilla.. Yes.. He scammed me for $10,000.00 US dollars. Said he was going to marry me and take care of me.. Never showed..stood me up 3 times.. I asked for my money back..told him my son was ill..and i have became homeless due to him borrowing and refuseing to repay me..he did not care...almost 5 yrs bow..not recieved anything... Total scammer..be careful.!!!
Laura
December 19, 2020
Currently chatting with Dr Danny James. He private messaged me on Instagram and almost immediately asked me to chat on hangouts because he is in Kabul and the terrorists can trace his location Instagram. I haven’t believed a word he has said but it has been fun playing along. He said he is a widow (wife died in a car crash 4 years ago) and he has a 16 year old daughter named Celine who is in boarding school in Austin TX. He says he grew up in Austin but his dad was from Spain and that’s why his English is so broken. Both parents died when he was young. He changes the subject or just plain doesn’t answer when I ask him about his daughter and where he worked when he lived in Austin. Sometimes his comments sound like he is a bot. It’s so obvious this is a setup. Be careful out there ladies.
GutFeeling
December 19, 2020
Has anyone heard of a Oliver Louis or Spencer Thomas/Thomas Spencer? He claims to be on a UN mission in Syria and is a US marine. He has a secured box with $700k USD and needs to pay for the box to travel with it to the US, back home. He has a young daughter in Manchester, UK, where he is originally from. He lost is wife a few years back and he is an only child, parents are deceased. He has no other family.
Rangersmom
December 19, 2020
Started online dating a month ago. Have met these scammers: Dr Gilbert Alexandros Army surgeon in Syria, needs bitcoin to keep his sattelite phone going, very handsome Dr Mike Valdemar, UN vascular surgeon in Afghanistan, 49 y.o. wife is dead, kid in boarding school in California. Robert Gene Smith, engineer on oil rig Gulf of Mexico, name and images stolen from DR Robert G Smith who posted a disclaimer. Profile states divorced, no kids. There are other scenarios that I did not interact with, and none of these turkeys got anything from me.
Home Alone
December 19, 2020
Anyone heard of Greg Darlington? He's from Oregon, works as contract chef overseas. Last year he was in Lisbon and this year, works for Caspian Oil in Qatar.
Hulk
December 20, 2020
I've been scammed i was talking to woman on Hangout she keeps saying she needed money for medicine and was hungry should I can I help you with no more money she said she was going to report me I did nothing wrong but help should I be scared they say they were going to make me lose my job and my house.i did nothing wrong there demanding money or else
American Patriot
December 20, 2020
OMG. This dude just became my hard and fast words with friends - friend. Exact story of being widowed, 14 year old son, in US Army as orthopedic surgeon. My photo includes my awesome boyfriend. He is phishing in the wrong pond! He has only been playing words with friends for a month. Poor scores. He is a surgeon. He should be excellent at words with friends. LOL
MrFlow2020
December 21, 2020
I really need help with a situation and If anyone can help with some insight, I'd truly appreciate it. A little more than 2 years ago I met a girl on Facebook from Nigeria. I know Nigeria is one of the core places for scams. I pretty much gave her a hard time thinking that maybe she's just a catfish or a scammer. And of course she's been very persistent. I decided to give her an opportunity to prove herself. We've had alot of conversations and even video chat consistently, mostly thru Whatsapp, Facebook, and Instagram. She seems to be a real person. She's sent pictures of herself and her family and has told me alot of stories. Of course we've discussed my original feeling of thinking that maybe she's a scammer and she claims she's not of course. However somethings just feel right to me. She's claims to be a student in medical school. She has shown me a couple of her study books and she speaks some of the medical language, so I can say that maybe that's true. But she claims to always need money to help pay for rent and school. I've sent some money at times because she seems honest. However she claims not to work but she always seems to be dressed very nicely in her photos and often goes to small outings mostly with, family I believe. It's really hard to tell if she's a scammer or not. I've read all about romance scams so it makes it very difficult. I don't know much about Nigerian culture but she claims that she really Loves me wants to marry me. And she really wants me to come visit her as soon as possible. She's also supposed to be finishing Medical school as a doctor in May or June. I've tried to look up any information about her online but I cannot find anything other than the Facebook page and Instagram. I'm not naive to understanding that this may not be real. But I really do care for her. I just want to be sure that she is who she says that she is. I hope someone could shed some light for me. Thank You.
Kaii
December 21, 2020
Hey I'm wondering if anyone has had an experience of this with a guy named Sam webb and a girl named katie?
DDCan
December 22, 2020
Brad Cooper, in his 70s, veteran now contractor from New York and has a friend Brian (don't know last name) who is 41 also from NY, but is currently working as a contractor in Georgia for the next year. Has a 17-year-old son. He divorced his wife after catching her cheating "red handed." Brian also has a friend named Frank. Does this sound familiar to anyone?
Angel5049
December 22, 2020
Does anyone know a Chinese man by the name of Tony Yee
Pema
February 22, 2021

In reply to by Angel5049

I know Tony Yee. Can you please tell me what you know about him and I will tell you what I know
Pema
February 22, 2021

In reply to by Angel5049

I know Tony Yee. Can you please tell me what you know and I will tell you about him
Pema
February 22, 2021

In reply to by Angel5049

I want to know if any of you know about Tony Yee. Can you please let me know. Thank you
Michelle
December 23, 2020
Was almost scammed by someone who claimed to be an Orthopedic surgeon with the UN, originally from Portland, Oregon. Widowed with a daughter in boarding school in the UK. Wife died during child birth. Parents had also passed away. Shared that he wanted to relocate to my country and was looking forward to meeting me. He looked really charming in the photo he sent. Was quick to profess his attraction and love, and I was naive enough to fall in love even though there were some red flags - grammatical errors (for someone supposedly so educated), hiding his LinkIn profile after we moved the conversation to whatsapp, not wanting me to tell my friends about this 'relationship', repeated love messages that were copied and pasted (exact phrasing), not sharing very much about himself. He did come across as a Godly man and someone with all the qualities I was looking for. He even shared that the one thing he cannot forgive is dishonesty and lies (yah, right). I must say that it felt very real, which means he is a very skillful scammer. 3 weeks later, he asked me to wire money to the 'matron' of his daughter because she had fallen ill and needed some money. That was the final red flag. I asked about his work and when his contract would end. That was when he said his contract was ending soon and he was entitled to a vacation but had not been because he needed a wife/trusted relative to apply for his vacation which I found out is a trick that scammers use. It was a painful lesson but I knew that the right thing to do was to walk away, block him on whatsapp without incurring any financial loss. You should walk away too, before it is too late. It is painful but time will heal. We deserve better than this.
SpanishJack
December 23, 2020
Wow looks funny that there are so many comments and complains from female users related men scammers. Me is male and victim of several scams online outgoing from Africa, Asia as Philippiens , Thailand etc. female scammers
TinaL
December 23, 2020
Does anyone know Jeff Martens? Claims to be in Turkey working on a cargo ship overseeing products from China. The usual from what I'm reading here. Charming, in love, marriage, wife died, son a missionary in S. America, he's taking care of granddaughter. Can never call or video me for security reasons. I'm expecting FedEx delivery today with a very large check to deposit in my account so he can pay his bills. He's incredibly persistent and knows I have absolutely nothing. I've been on the fence with this for several months.
Jimmy's Girl
December 23, 2020
Yes, we are all so stupid. But probably not as stupid as I am. I sent money to someone claiming to be Jimmy Page. You would not believe how "believable" this person was. I kept asking the right questions but I guess I didn't push hard enough. It had lasted for months. How could I fall for such a thing!? I wish there were a way to expose this person and to let the real JP know what someone is doing to his name and rep.
Don't use your…
December 23, 2020
I may be scammed by alexia Mc Kenzie asking for miponey multiple times wanting to be girlfriend
Toni
December 29, 2020
Hi, maybe someone can help me. I'm german (sorry for my bad english) and I got a privat message on Twitter from a guy named Ronald Penn. He says he lives in California but at the moment he's in iraq on a a peace missionary with the army. He says hids wife and son died in a car accident and he feels so bad that he's thinking about killing himself. He said what would help is me sending him money via paypal so the mission could buy gifts (he wants shampoo, Vodka etc) for him. The paypal adress I'm supposed to use is Lindatrix99@ After all I've read here it sounds very fishy to me, what should I do?
JessRR20201
December 29, 2020

In reply to by Toni

DON'T send him money. PLEASE ! Sounds like a complete scam. Don't do it. I'm giving my scammer a hard time. Why can't he give me his home address in NH. The address on his Michigan drivers license is a commercial address. He is pulling away and I'm the bad guy. Excellent at what he is doing. Let's be smarter than these guys ladies and gentlemen. Don't buy into their love bombing. I know I did but I won't be sending a dime. BUT TIME IS MONEY. They are wasting our time. Toni, don't send anything to Ronald Penn.
concerneddaughter
December 24, 2020
Has anyone talked to someone named "Steven Gerald" 49yrs. Engineer. From Jersey in Eygpt. 14 yr old son. Widowed. Wife died.
Maureenlouise
December 28, 2020
I had a male he ask me be be his friend on messenger. He got right into my head and heart. Saying he loved me I was his queen and a mother to his son his name is James willam live in little rock USA he kept sending love messages saying he worked on the rigs as a driller. Then he started asking me to get him a stream. Card I said no then he ask me if I was well of for money and did I work I said no. He then ask me to buy him a new fone my baby boo. Again I said. He said to me baby have you got a credit I said no why do you want to no that for. He said baby I want to put some money in there for you I said don't have a credit card baby you must open one and message me with the details I said you would more likely to take it out. I said you are wasting your time I got no money. He knew I was a widow he went on my profile and seen it all. I said to him you don't mean any of those things you sent I told him he can't pull the wool over my eyes I said to him you are one big scammer on his profile he go foe single women divorce ones and widows x
foolmeonce
December 24, 2020
My son warned and begged me not to reply to IG DM. Jim Womersley contacted me on IG, I did not reply for a few days. He has brown eyes and hair ( little gray at the temples) very charming and sweet, "have you eaten"..be safe out there. Called me darling, honey, dear, his queen. Lots of hearts, and "I love you", "I miss you so much" after 3 days. Said he loves God with all his heart. "Can you treat me like your king". He said he would be 48 years old December 24th, Self employed Engineer/Interior Decorator resides in Paterson New Jersey but was working in Frankfurt Germany for 2 weeks. He was born and raised in Sweden but left after his wife and baby passed during childbirth. His father passed when he was 21 in a auto crash. His mother passed in 2009. He was an only child. He hurried me to Google Hangouts after 2 days. We communicated through Hangouts for the rest of the week. Suddenly I didn't hear from him for a few days, I was worried and expressed that in messages to him. 3 days later I received a message "Honey I am so sorry to scare you" said he was robbed coming from the office. They stole his phone, passport, ATM card and cash. He said he was in pain from "beaten" they gave him. He said he loves me so much, I am his queen and please don't leave him. Said he would be stuck there until they "hopefully" recover his personal belongings. I wanted so badly to reach out to him but nothing add up. I did not respond, I knew what would follow. I've blocked him on IG and on Google Hangouts. He removed his IG account yesterday. I wanted so badly to believe he was real. I fell for the man he impersonated. Red flags I ignored was ... IG profile was fairly new, only 15 post, He followed over 100 women, and had over 900 followers. I believe it was a fake account. Pics on his post shows him with another man (said his co-worker), Him and a little boy sticking out their tongues, Him in front of Universal Studios, and alot of positives quotes. He sent pictures of himself with London Bridge in the back ground wearing jeans and a dark jacket, also pictures where he appears to be sitting on a Airplane with a navy pillow. I am heartbroken, has anyone else been contacted by this impostor?
Hurt but caught on
December 28, 2020

In reply to by foolmeonce

Hi, I read ur story. Its so similar to the experience I had. I talked to a guy not the same name but your experiences are. I too, ignored the red flags hoping the man was real. I should have challenged it earlier as it went on for months. Invest my emotions. However I can tell you, he said the same things. Love you so much, have you eaten, stay safe for me, sent me songs to listen to, sentiments that only now that I did my research, foind out were copied from the net. So I read a few things on these scammers. Their MO are similar, widowed, some with children, no children, have jobs overseas, their equipment broke, they need money and you're the only one that can help them, they lost their documents. If they are making all this money why are they asking.. let them minus the money out of their so called big pay. And they make it so believable I refused to give money (red flag)especially when he mentioned bitcoin transfer. I was the world to him but when I refused the second time. He ended it. Blocked me. So much for loving me. Right. After that I noticed he opened a few other profiles, different names, locations. They tend to use voice over apps... each profile has a different phone number. They are talking to multiple women a day. Patterns to look :for timing of calls , working overseas, want to come home to meet you, marry you etc. Some are bots. I too, Hurt, disappointed thinking of him etc but I had to come back to reality and thank GOD he gave me the clues I needed. These scammers use similar scripts to lure woman stories are changed a bit. I know ur hurting but be thankful you didnt lose your money. I also questioned why as we're intelligent woman but your emotions take over. Chalk it up as a learning experience. If too good to be true it not real. Ask for video calls, I will next time. You may recall always having had bad connections right...thats another flag. The distance as an excuse. Hope this may help you some how . Its amazing what you can read about them and they're good at what they do. Check out scammers online photos online, I saw two that actually reached out to me before this Eposiode. Stay safe and heal
Oleksandra
December 24, 2020
In the beginning of December I was on Facebook and received a message from someone named Hubert Williams. I checked his Facebook book. Very handsome, Middle Eastern man. Salt and pepper hair one of those short beards. Said he wanted for us to get to know each other. Said he was a Canadian civilian orthopedic surgeon in the Kabul, Afghanistan combat zone for 2 1/2 years. Widower for 5 years. Two sons - 14 and 10. From Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. We conversed for several weeks Skype. Kept telling me how he wanted to leave the zone be with his sons and start a new life with me but the commanding officer would not allow it. Asked me to write a letter. I refused. He then pretended to write the letter an a day later told me he was told he could leave but would have to pay for a Liberty Card (does not exist). He said no one could use their own money in Kabul. Started asking me to help him to get out of Kabul. I told him I would find out if that demand was legal. He started accusing me of not believing him. I did check with Canadian military attorneys and found out it was all a lie which I already suspected it was. Everything he claimed was the truth was a lie. Everything! He then sent me a scathing email saying I was a liar, cruel, and that I fooled him. Tugged at the heart strings with everything he had. Today I spoke to a soldier who is now with the FBI. He said I was absolutely correct in not sending money. This was a scam. So I messaged this man today told him about the fact that I knew it was all a scam. Mentioned my soldier/FBI friend and immediately this Hubert was no longer available on Messenger. I feel badly for the man in the photos. Probably does not know that he and his children are part of this scheme. Looking back now dome of the pictures were off to. Some items were blurred out but I figured out what they were. Beware if this man. DO NOT SEND HIM MONEY under any circumstances. I am glad I did not!
Slim
December 26, 2020
Anyone know James Whyte? age 51, uses match.com
Fran
December 28, 2020
Ive been talking to a guy called Brian Roberts based in Afganistan and I met him on a scrabble application. We ve been talking on hangout and he hasnt asked me for money. We are just talking.....still hes saying I love you and I met him 2 days ago. I find the wrong thing strange.....I have photos
Kev8124
December 28, 2020
This is happening to me right now. I feel like such a fool. Im humiliated. I cant explain the feelings of depression and embarrassment i am going through right now.