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His daughter had been in an accident, he said. 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. Beware they may be building email lists.

The scam could also include credit card fraud, excessive charges to an affiliated travel company, etc. Alternatively they may ask you to buy the goods yourself and send them somewhere. The member is from Russia or Ukraine. They will send counterfeit cashiers checks which will eventually bounce at your bank and get you into trouble. They will do this to gain your trust.

Scammer needs money for bus fare or gas to travel to meet you. Be wary of requests for money. Africa is not within the Connecting Singles membership area, but sometimes they slip through registration.

She now examines photos of everyone who contacts her to see if she can match them in Google images to a real person. You may not get a further response because they have what they want from you. The member speaks or writes in very broken English. Never agree to transfer money for someone else. Kipps says her worst experience was with a man who claimed to be a widower raising his five-year-old daughter.

Scammer needs money

They will invent some reason why they need you to send the goods but this is just a way for them to cover up their criminal activity. They're also likely to target people with weight problems and those recovering from illnesses. They use good looking pictures of women to scam lovesick men into sending them money to come to their country or to help them with their personal or family problems.

Scammers can use your information and pictures to create a fake identity or to target you with a scam. If a year-old model is contacting a year-old man, there's something wrong. The reasons are varied but practical. Just as they were about to meet, he had a sudden emergency and had to fly to the Philippines, where his daughter was supposedly staying with a relative. You might even be asked to accept money into your bank account and then transfer it to someone else.

The member is from your country but travels for their job working an oil rig, buying antiques, etc. Spread the word to your friends and family to protect them.

Warning - the above scenarios are very likely to be forms of money laundering which is a criminal offence. They often claim to be from Australia or another western country, but travelling or working overseas. Scamwatch strongly recommends you do not travel overseas to meet someone you have never met before. Scammer has a hard luck story and asks for your help. What you can do The best thing to do is avoid these people, don't waste your time on them.