Anyone can be the target and victim of these scams—men, women, young, old, gay, straight, white, black, Asian, Hispanic… But the FBI states that women who are “over 40, divorced, widowed, and/or disabled” are prime targets for scammers.
If you fall into this category, be especially wary of people that you meet through dating websites.
And probably soon (how can one not believe in his own lucky star?!
And love is the tool scammers use to pry open your bank account and strip you of your assets.The scammer weaves a story of a successful business person working over seas, having no family; they present themselves as a thoughtful, caring and loving individual who is looking for their soul mate.In August, a British man was sent to jail after defrauding two women of over £300,000 (5,300) through online dating sites.Scammers are on dating sites, and social networks setting up fake profiles.
Scammers will pose under the disguise of beautiful pictures as either male or female claiming to be from the United States. Sometimes such messages appear in your inbox out of nowhere, even if you do not have a profile on any dating site.