Another huge clue is when they say that they're working in another country, but that they need money to come to your country to visit you.
Unfortunately, that's a common scam that affects a lot of people, even people who are very smart, intelligent, and successful." Maya Diamond is a Dating and Relationship Coach in Berkeley, CA.
Maya Diamond is a Dating and Relationship Coach in Berkeley, CA.
She received her Master's in Somatic Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies in 2009. Dating and relationship coach Maya Diamond says: "If you haven't met someone in person and they're saying, 'I love you,' there's a good chance they're a scammer, especially if they haven't made an effort to meet you.
Scammers take advantage of people looking for romantic partners, often via dating websites, apps or social media by pretending to be prospective companions.
They play on emotional triggers to get you to provide money, gifts or personal details.
Be very suspicious if you never get to actually speak with the person on the phone or are told you cannot write or receive letters in the mail.
Servicemen and women serving overseas will often have an APO or FPO mailing address.When in reality, the entire exchange is a ruse for the crook to get the wire transfer and leave the buyer high and dry, with no vehicle.Army CID continues to warn people to be very suspicious if they begin a relationship on the internet with someone claiming to be an American Soldier and within a matter of weeks, the alleged Soldier is asking for money, as well as discussing marriage.Often times the company exists, but has no idea or is not a part of the scam.Be aware of common spelling, grammatical or language errors in the emails. Victims are usually unsuspecting women, 30 to 55 years old, who believe they are romantically involved with an American Soldier, yet are being exploited and ultimately robbed, by perpetrators who strike from thousands of miles away.