So if your profile hints at any of those, you’re more of a target. Q: I’m already in a relationship online – can I be sure it’s for real? Some of these fake relationships can last for years. Q: My lover sends me gifts – surely that means he’s for real? They’ll send gifts, and make users feel beautiful and cared for, and then it them with a test. That way dating sites detection systems have less chance of picking up on unusual lines of communication.They’ll pan for gold among tens of thousands to find a few pieces of gold. If they’re a different person than on their profile photo, bail! If the person has a Facebook profile with 10 friends, well that’s a dead giveaway as well. For example, we know people don’t use the word ‘wire’ in regular dating communications. Report to the local police and ask to be referred to their cyber crimes unit. The problem is, most of these scams are cross-border and it becomes tough to coordinate jurisdiction.We had a client this week who explained having decided to break a remote relationship after having made a remote investigation of the Ukrainian woman he was talking to through Skype.Without ever having met this Ukrainian woman in person, the client becomes a remote investigator.Anyone can be the target and victim of these scams—men, women, young, old, gay, straight, white, black, Asian, Hispanic… But the FBI states that women who are “over 40, divorced, widowed, and/or disabled” are prime targets for scammers.If you fall into this category, be especially wary of people that you meet through dating websites.
Again, both men and women can and have fallen victim to online dating scammers, but women tend to be targeted more aggressively.By analyzing the photos, the environment around the lady, what she said or what she wrote, the client makes a decision after several months of correspondence.At first all goes well, the girl from Kiev in Ukraine accepts communication, some exchanges of letters then comes the first appointment with Skype.In one version, the scam originates from a dating website or social network site like Facebook.The scammer may pretend to be an attractive, potential partner and strike up an online relationship with you.