They chatted on Facebook for around seven months and he claimed to be an artist from London with two kids.
He claimed he was going to have an exhibition in Cape Town but would first be in Port Elizabeth where his container of art was, even sending her confirmation of his flight tickets. “My total loss was R120 000, where he said he was robbed and required the funds to release the container.
Then in March we told you about a woman in Troy scammed out of more than 0,000. The Better Business Bureau of Eastern Michigan says crimes like these are becoming more and more common.“The Better Business Bureau has a tool called the scam tracker and it’s actually in our top 10 most likely scams to occur to our users” says Melanie Duquesnel, the President and CEO of the Better Business Bureau of Eastern Michigan. You need to ask yourself a few important questions.“What is the intention and if the intention is a relationship and the relationship only happens through text messages or emails and there’s no face-to-face, there’s generally a problem,” says Duquesnel.
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After that there was no more contact from his side.” She reported it to the Table View police station on April 28 but the scammer had not been caught.
In February, police say an Ypsilanti Township man was beaten and robbed after setting up a date online.Millions of Americans visit online dating websites every year hoping to find a companion or even a soulmate.But as Valentine’s Day gets closer, the FBI wants to warn you that criminals use these sites, too, looking to turn the lonely and vulnerable into fast money through a variety of scams..There will be more hardships that only you can help alleviate with your financial gifts.He may also send you checks to cash since he’s out of the country and can’t cash them himself, or he may ask you to forward him a package. You were targeted by criminals, probably based on personal information you uploaded on dating or social media sites.