It's hard enough trying to decide if the person on the other end of the connection is someone you want to date, let alone determine if they are real.That's exactly why the FBI has launched "Operation Romeo and Juliet." To stop lonely love-seekers from sweetheart scams that lead to nothing but heartbreak and significant financial losses.So you send money..rest assured the requests won’t stop there.
You send her a message, and she responds, saying she wants to get to know you! But behind the guise of that sweet-sounding woman may actually be a man — a cybercriminal who only wants to get your phone number to scam you.
When Morrison suggested that her suitor put his daughter on a plane to get better medical attention at home -- and even offered to pick the girl up at the airport -- a new crisis struck.
By then, Morrison knew she was dealing with a scammer.
In fact, these scams are such a significant problem that from October 2013 to February 2016 there were more than 17,600 reported victims suffering .3 billion in losses.
Sweetheart scams work like this: The scammer presents himself or herself as a perfect match to a person online.
Then, the scammer starts preying on a victim's love and trust to bleed bank accounts dry.