Millions of Americans use dating sites, social networking sites, and chat rooms to meet people. But scammers also use these sites to meet potential victims.
They create fake profiles to build online relationships, and eventually convince people to send money in the name of love.
It's even worse if you're certain that all those cyber-strangers would see what a catch you are if they would just give you a chance to impress.
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The profiles were fake as well, carefully crafted to match your interests.
In addition to losing your money to someone who had no intention of ever visiting you, you may also have unknowingly taken part in a money laundering scheme by cashing phony checks and sending the money overseas and by shipping stolen merchandise (the forwarded package).
There will be more hardships that only you can help alleviate with your financial gifts.Finally, the FBI advises not to send money through any wire transfer service to someone you met online.If you believe you are the victim of an online dating scam or any Internet facilitated crime, please file a report at He never would have had a chance with her otherwise.Forbes Magazine Signing up for an online dating site and finding yourself facing constant rejection is a frustrating experience.