Overseas dating scams
It’s great to meet someone, but unfortunately online dating is a popular place for scams.
Striker Pierce LLC is here to warn those who use online dating services to be aware and alert regarding online dating scams and fake profiles.
If you pay that, there will be another story and another.
They are very persistent," she said."These scams have huge benefits for the scammers — real wealth — so they put an awful lot of time into grooming and deceiving people who believe they have found the love of their life."In 2016, more than 4,000 reports were made to Scamwatch regarding dating and romance scams.
Ms Rickard said scam groups were operating on many sites, including Facebook, dating sites and sites targeting different religious and ethnic groups, to groom potential victims and gain their trust.
Soon, you exchange photos and messages more frequently.
Signs of a sweetheart scam: We Can Help Although many victims of sweetheart scams are hesitant to come forward, we strongly encourage people to report these scams.
If you or a loved one has fallen victim to a sweetheart scam, report it to our office by phone toll-free within North Carolina at 1-877-5-NO-SCAM or online at
A romance scam is a confidence trick involving feigned romantic intentions towards a victim, gaining their affection, and then using that goodwill to commit fraud.
Fraudulent acts may involve access to the victims' money, bank accounts, credit cards, passports, e-mail accounts, or national identification numbers or by getting the victims to commit financial fraud on their behalf.