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Are online dating sites a scam?
FBI Warns of Online Dating Scams. Millions of Americans visit online dating websites every year hoping to find a companion or even a soulmate. But as Valentine’s Day gets closer, the FBI wants to warn you that criminals use these sites, too, looking to turn the lonely and vulnerable into fast money through a variety of scams..
Who are the most common targets of online dating frauds?
These criminals-who also troll social media sites and chat rooms in search of romantic victims-usually claim to be Americans traveling or working abroad. In reality, they often live overseas. While their most common targets are women over 40 who are divorced, widowed, and/or disabled, but every age group and demographic is at risk.
Why are international criminals using dating sites to recruit money mules?
What is a new twist is the involvement of international criminal networks, using dating sites to recruit money mules or to encourage victims to set up bank accounts through which dirty money can be laundered. The FBI warns that such grooming is intended to set up accounts used to facilitate criminal activities for a short period of time.
Can online dating sites detect active-duty soldiers?
This news follows the U.S. Department of Defense warning about online predators on dating sites claiming to be deployed active-duty soldiers.
Do military members use dating sites?
Lots of military members do use dating sites to meet people in their community. But you should know that bad guys use dating sites, too. They are trolling for women they can scam. If this “service member” swears he loves you and wants to marry you before he has even met you, beware.
Is it possible to meet a soldier online?
Since starting the website, I have received many emails from people who believe they are dating a soldier when, in most cases, they actually are not. Nine times out of ten, they “met” their soldier on a social networking site, such as Facebook, or an online dating site.
How do you spot a military dating scam?
Check the person’s photo using a search engine’s “search by image” feature. If the same picture shows up with a different name, that’s a red flag. If your service member suspects a romance scam, advise them to cut off contact right away. They should also notify the dating site. Being in the military carries certain risks.
Is your online dating site stolen from a real soldier?
No social network or online dating site is immune from fraud. Army uniforms and titles are all easy to create or steal online, and are commonly used in these crooks profiles. Pictures and names are usually stolen from real soldiers deployed in Afghanistan. But how can you tell who is legit and who is not?