Woman says she lost more than $1 million in online dating scam
Dating and romance scams may also use email to make contact and they have even been known to telephone their victims as a first introduction. Scammers will often create very realistic profiles online, and will share information to seem quite legitimate.
They are likely to target over 45s who are looking for relationships and are in a comfortable financial position. Consumer Affairs regulators are urging consumers to stay vigilant online, particularly while engaging with international persons. Follow these simple tips to help recognise a scammer: Be open to the idea that scammers are prevalent online.