It is inferred that women are more likely to fall prey to love scam when compared to men.
The chart also reveals the age group of men and women that have been victims of love scam.2) The below chart specifies increase in the number of users of online dating websites from the year 2008 to 2009.
Through back and forth chatting, they try to gain your trust and scrutinize your personal information.
In an extreme case, you may be contacted by a fake doctor and requested to send huge sum of money for the hospital expense saying that your loved one is in need of surgery or medical assistance. S citizens are losing an average of more than $400,000 dollars in these types of scams.
The cruel scammers target the helpless persons such as divorcees, widows, widowers and differently able persons, who have their residence in America.
The number of love scam stories being reported is increasing day by day.
The below news talks about the online dating site that was recently hacked.
With the advantage of internet, these scammers cheat persons of even same gender.• They will use IM (Internet Messenger) hours together even in unusual time zones.
The scammers make opportunity to ask lot of questions that often deals with your personal bank accounts and wealth assets.• Avoid disclosing your personal information on social networking sites.
Love scammers pretend to be looking for love, engage the affection of their possible victims by using photos from the internet to present a gorgeous view of themselves.
They often target people on dating sites or in chat rooms and will repeatedly say that they are in love promptly in an effort to make the victim fall for them.
Women with age group 40 and above have reported the maximum number of losses in love scam.• Oshanugor James Anyasi, 35 year old Nigerian scammer was sentenced to jail for 12 years for having duped a woman of about 400 million (US ,800) promising false love to her.