Finding love online can be challenging because you will never know when you will get to meet the right one or if you are meeting someone who will only scam you out of your pockets.Not so long ago, it was embarrassing to find love online.Online dating and romance has become a common thing nowadays.
A majority of the scammers are claiming to be from Australia or the United States, but there are others who are claiming to be from other western countries.
Once the scammer has gained your trust, they will directly or subtly ask for gifts, credit or banking card details or money.
As the online relationship gets deeper, the victim is eventually asked for large sums of money.
Some are even asked to carry out illegal activities, and they may go ahead and do them willingly either because they are in love or because they’re being threatened.
Christine Benning, an FBI agent, says that most of the victims are women aged 50 and above.