Internet Dating Scams
Internet dating scams depend on the fact that communica- tion can take place between two people without either one making an effort to confirm the actual identity of the other.
Because of this, the online dating service is conducive to fraud. In this kind of environment, exchanges of false in- formation are possible and scams will definitely be present.
False identities are expected in Internet dating scams be- cause of what happened to a number of US citizens who were victimized by Russian fraudsters. The Russian corre- spondents promised romance and love while slowly inching their way to requesting money from their overseas lovers to be able to maintain living expenses, Visa charges, and even supposed travel expenses.
In situations like this, there is no way for the US citizen to verify if he is talking to a real person or not. A good thing to do is to verify the Visa application directly from the US embassy.
The FBI hosts a site called the Internet Fraud Complaint Center where citizens can file their actual encounters of Internet dating scams or complaints of suspicious sites. With this, other persons will be able to avoid these sites while at the same time identify signs that will teach them to avoid getting victimized.
~~~~~~~~~~~~ Visit these Web Sites for more Scam and Fraud Information
The Internet Crime Complaint Center (an FBI and MW3C Partnership) where you can report fraud http://www.ic3.gov/
Complete Review of Job Scams, Mail Scams, Dating Scams, eMail Scams, Fraud and Business Scams, and more at www.RichardPresents.com/Internet Scams