Do you know what a Romance Scam is?
March 28, 2007 1:04am CST
A romance scam essentially occurs when strangers pretend romantic intentions, gain the affection of victims, and then use that good will to gain access to their victims' money/bank account or by getting them to commit financial fraud on their behalf. Most of these scams seem to originate from, and are prevalent in West Africa (especially Nigeria) although they are becoming increasingly common in Russia and Eastern Europe. Another emerging region is Thailand and The Philippines or any other country where 'mail order brides' are available. Men and women have to be very careful when using dating services on the internet or when being instant messaged by complete strangers that immediatelly are smitten by your photo or profile. Have you had this type of experience on the internet?
28 Mar 07
I can safely say that I have never been interested in these kinda things so I have never been a victim of it. I don't know how people can trust others so easily and are blinded by their false love that they are willing to commit illegal things. Maybe it's something that has to do with romancing so maybe I don't know of it. But thank you very much for enlighting us with this useful information. Now I know better not to fall for anyone's trap.... Cheers!