Have you turned to social networking sites or online dating apps to find your special someone? If so, you have to be careful who you give your heart to. Romance scammers are sweet, smooth talkers who know exactly how to manipulate someone emotionally. Romance fraud, also called catfishing happens when someone thinks that they have met their ideal match through an online app or site. But, the other person is, in fact, a fraudster or con artist. They are fakes.
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Some people have great success with online dating, yet there are hazards that must be known so your quest for love doesn't cost you emotionally, mentally and monetarily. Scammers have made a lucrative business in catfishing people on online dating sites and apps to get money. Some daters are so desperate to find love that they ignore red flags and warning signs of scammers and catfishers in a hopeful exchange of a possibility of being in love. After all, scammers wouldn't scam if they were never successful. In the case of a love scammer, they will fake an immediate connection with you, ask for large sums of money, or say they are planning to visit but at the last minute cancel due to an "emergency. Also, block and report the scammer's accounts.
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Romance scams are a nightmare. They often wreak emotional devastation and occasionally financial ruin, so how do you spot a romance scam? It is not an easy question to answer. Searching for love is exciting and it is often fun, but it is also hard.
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