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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.
Some people think that it is a clear sign of desperation.
They will also pretend that they need money for emergency purposes or they are having a hard time dealing with their finances.
People are losing a lot of money through online romance and dating scams.
Estimates indicate that in the US alone, of all internet crimes, online romance scams accounted for up to 0 million in financial losses.
Surprisingly, in some cases, even when the victim realizes they are being conned, the scam continues because the victim is too embarrassed to tell family and friends or report to law enforcement agencies.
There are also cases where the victim knows full well that they’re being scammed, but they are in love with the scammer. This shows the manipulative powers online dating scammers can have and the vulnerability of some of the victims they target. The red flags to look out for Some people assume that only the really ‘stupid’ people can fall for online dating and romance scams. These days, online fraudsters are very clever; by the time you know you are being scammed, you’d have lost a significant amount of money.