Australian online dating scams using multiple dating websites

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.

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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.

Perhaps another reason these women easily become victims is that many are less tech-savvy and quite affluent.

Once the victim is sufficiently groomed, they are tested. They can, for instance, involve the victim sending some small amount of money, say, to help the would-be suitor fix their car.

Online dating and romance has become a common thing nowadays.

While there are people that have found love through online dating (you probably know some), its rapid increase in popularity over recent years has seen a dramatic rise in online scams.

They all begin with some ‘hook.’ Often, the scammer (the would-be suitor) will make contact and use something in common or a common interest, for instance, religion or profession, to spark a romantic relationship.

The relationship usually ramps up very quickly afterward.

Once you have been lured in, they will start expressing their strong emotions for their victims and will request for you to start moving the relationship away from the dating website.

They can either ask for their victims to do instant messaging, email, or phone.

Some people think that it is a clear sign of desperation.

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