Be especially cautious with people you only know through online messages and phone calls. Many scammers use fake photos to lure their victims but video messaging is much harder to fake.
You should report scams to: *** Your local police station.
Unfortunately, full access to this list is not free, you gotta be a paid member, but even if you are not a paid member you can still browse it for free. This awesome group was the first one created to fight the Nigerian romance scams.
And since I know what a hard and ungrateful work is it to maintain the scamlists, I don't blame them for charging money. They did a lot, and continue doing, to educate people, help victims, provide everybody with important information and support, as well as get attention of media to this huge problem.
I never heard of these reports making any difference. ) should be reported to the law enforcement offices which deal with criminals (the police, FBI, FSB, MVD, etc...) Please note, this is NOT a link exchange page.
At first, Best -- who juggles two part-time jobs working with developmentally-disabled adults and people with mental illness -- resisted, telling John she simply didn't have the money. "He was trying to get me to use my credit cards, borrow from my friends and family," said Best, who earlier told her saga to The Huffington Post.
When he told her days later he couldn't afford to eat, Best gave in, wiring him two 0 payments. soldiers serving abroad, then ask for money to purchase laptops, international phones or a plane ticket home so their fake relationship can continue. Army's Criminal Investigation Command says they receive hundreds of reports every month from people fooled by phony service members.
If you don't know how to do it, LEARN before you send your report. They maintain their own blacklists, and this info is important.
You can also send report to the scammer's embassy in your country, your embassy in scammer's country...
"I left my heart out there, and this guy took advantage of it," the 51-year old Best said.