Romance and dating in usa 2016
Many people are so embarrassed about getting tricked out of their money, they don’t report it.
In 2011 alone, the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center lodged 5,600 complaints from victims of “romance scams” with collective losses of over fifty million dollars. Consular offices are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
Keep in mind, “Catfishing” is so common that there is a television show called “Catfish.” Anatomy of a Scam.
The national governments of countries out of which scammers operate do little to help scammed Westerners. If nothing else, with a report, you may claim a tax deduction for your loss.
Daters have long worried that the people they “meet” online may not be who they claim to be. Research has discovered that 80% of online daters lie in their profile.
Profiles with photos receive twice as many emails as profiles without photos; however, photographs tend to be years out of date.
It would have been easy to burnish the truth, but she presented herself honestly, from her age (57) and hobbies ("dancing, rock collecting") to her financial status ("self sufficient").
The picture — outdoor photo, big smile — was real, and recent.