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This leaves many victims not only embarrassed, but also in financial distress.
It is important for online users to be on the look-out for online dating and romance scams.
Very simply, they are people both male and female who will try and build a relationship with you and then attempt to fraudulently obtain money from you.
Christian Connection works very hard to detect and remove scammers and are generally successful, but we also ask our members to be vigilant and to report anything they feel is suspicious.
The basic rule is NEVER EVER SEND MONEY TO SOMEONE YOU HAVEN'T MET IN PERSON - even if you feel you really know them - and speaking on the telephone or via messaging DOESN'T COUNT as actually meeting somebody!
And even if you have met them - sending them money is a very bad idea.
Now, a study has revealed just what a typical scammer looks like - from their eye colour to their posture and even their political stance.
But here's an insight: dating sites try to get rid of scammers: some don't have the facilities to detect and remove them; free sites don't necessarily have the resources; and some sites even like scammers because they are active on the site and therefore are good for business!
Five years ago, an Austrian woman decided to give online dating a try.
(She asked that I only use her internet handle, Firefly, for reasons that will soon become clear.) It had been about a year since Firefly got divorced.
According to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center, online romance scams account for higher financial losses than any other internet-based crime.
It’s not uncommon for victims to lose tens of thousands of dollars.