These criminals are experts at building rapport and gaining trust, in an attempt to lure you into handing over your money.
Whatever you believe, just do not give your money to people you have met online.
Letters are exchanged between the scammer and victim until the scammer feels they have groomed the victim enough to ask for money.
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The fraud typically involves the scammer acting as if they've quickly fallen for the victim so that when they have the opportunity to ask for money, the victim at that time has become too emotionally involved, and will have deep feelings of guilt if they decline the request for money from the scammer.
She said – What was also revealing is that many of the victims were well educated and did not fit the profile for those that you may had initially thought were vulnerable to such a scam.
One victim, Judith Lathlean, who lost £140,000 to a romance scammer, was a university professor.
in the UK, online romance scams have managed to dupe victims in the UK out of a record amount of money, with losses for the year standing at at least 39 million pounds.
That’s up from 27 million in 2013, 32 million in 2014 and 25 million in 2015.
The scammers contact their victims and build a relationship with them, conducted exclusively online.