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.There's a man name Alex claiming to live in Beverly Hills, Ca that has contacted me on instagram.I have a picture of him and I just need to know if it's the same one.They ask you to: 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.
Caught him emailing using text from love letters on the internet. He's been in Germany since July to help his mother Elizabeth (who died from heart failure supposedly three weeks ago) get an operation for stage four cancer in Dusseldorf Germany. Started talking again when he texted that he lost his mother. He never asked me for money but would get furious because I told him I would chat with other military men. Even his fake daughter called me and we texted for months... I also notified a woman in TX he was scamming as he had me send money through her bank acct. also said his wife died of cancer 2 yrs ago and is looking to be loved again.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.Not everyone using online dating sites is looking for love. As if all that isn’t bad enough, romance scammers are now involving their victims in online bank fraud.Scammers create fake online profiles using photos of other people — even stolen pictures of real military personnel. And they tug at your heartstrings with made-up stories about how they need money — for emergencies, hospital bills, or travel. Here’s how it works: The scammers set up dating profiles to meet potential victims.