You'll hear how they just need a little more money to finish it.They'll tell you this is all the money the bank will give them and how their family members have invested too.Though the amounts and details of the scam vary from victim to victim, when it comes to romance scams, the con is almost always the same: The crook wants to get a besotted victim to wire money or provide access to a credit card.
They'd hit it off right away, and he said he lived just outside of Phoenix, which seemed relatively proximate to a woman in remote Yuma, Ariz. First, he was traveling through India with his daughter.
Then the daughter became ill and had to be hospitalized.
"The story was getting more and more bizarre," she says.
"But I hung on and kept communicating because I wanted to see the end of the movie." The ending came as no surprise to experts on romance scams.
So I told her, if you can't break contact yet, at least stay open to the possibility that he is a scammer and if he asks you for money, promise me two things. Let me tell you, it was not easy, but it would have been harder if she hadn't had support from an objective source.
First, you won't give it to him and second, to call me so you have the support I know you would need to break contact with him. This was his way of making her feel safe enough to go through with it, even though it wasn't true. A piece of her didn't want to believe he was scamming her. Because he had captured her heart and she really wanted to help him. Let me assure you these women would have said the same thing. Other women have not been so lucky and have lost thousands of their hard earned dollars to men they thought loved them.A tip off here is they will list their job in the residential white pages, which few Americans do. Don't get pulled into a fantasy relationship that will rip your heart in two and wipe you out financially if you're not careful. You might find you have a hard time trusting men again.He will try and keep you in the communication process as long as he can with his romantic poems and sad stories of his life. There are lots of good men out there to date online.They have even been known to telephone their victims as a first introduction. Sh'reen Morrison had been on an online dating site for only a few weeks before she realized that something was seriously wrong with the man who had been actively pursuing her by text message and email.Then they'll email you copies of contracts to make the deal seem legit and ask you for a loan just until the deal is signed.