No offense to anyone who found their significant other via dating sites and the like, but it's safe to say that I never thought online dating was for me...also, I'm only 20.
However, I am SHOCKED at how normal, interesting, successful, and attractive a lot of the people I've come across have been.
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).
In another recently reported dating extortion scam, victims usually met someone on an online dating site and then were asked to move the conversation to a particular social networking site, where the talk often turned intimate.
Victims were later sent a link to a website where those conversations were posted, along with photos, their phone numbers, and claims that they were “cheaters.” In order to have that information removed, victims were told they could make a payment—but there is no indication that the other side of the bargain was upheld.
While the FBI and other federal partners work some of these cases—in particular those with a large number of victims or large dollar losses and/or those involving organized criminal groups—many are investigated by local and state authorities.
Millions of Americans visit online dating websites every year hoping to find a companion or even a soulmate.
Let's start out with a few facts: He just turned 22, graduated from Oxford, is currently in some sort of law school/program, plays several sports (including rowing--he rows in the same event that was on The Social Network), and has a younger sister who he admires (they seem almost identical to me and my brother).All of this is very strange and random, but somehow fitting at the same time!I realize that we may meet and either decide to just stay friends or even that we don't click at all (seems unlikely)...Recognizing an Online Dating Scam Artist Your online “date” may only be interested in your money if he or she: Do not send money through any wire transfer service to someone you met online.The chances of recovering your money are very slim.