Yahoo dating scams

18-Jan-2017 17:44

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.

Like many single women, the Midwestern mother of two and caretaker for her ailing father found many possibilities and opportunities when it came to meeting men online. Chat room one evening after working the night shift at her retail job, she met a man only a state away who enchanted her from the moment she first spoke with him.“He was extremely intelligent and came across as very romantic and genuinely interested in me,” Meade said.

“I thought he was too good to be true.”Chatting nightly over Yahoo!

Yahoo boys have become surprisingly respected people.

Therefore, Internet fraud has rapidly allowed many young Nigerians buying expensive cars, houses, jewelry, etc.

From my first hand experience, majority of the dating scams are from West African countries - Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, etc.

This is collectively called Nigerian Romance Scams - one of the various forms of Nigerian scams.

Most of the time an email address (Yahoo mail or Hotmail) of the scammer is included in the message.

“You never think you can become a victim until it happens to you,” Meade said.

“But, with as many people as there are online, the Internet is ripe with people these scam men can sucker into their scheme.”Each year, thousands of men and women use the online chat forums and messaging apps to meet potential dates and perhaps, potential spouses.

Her new boyfriend had a complicated backstory: He was an American soldier serving in Iraq, and he had a son living in Ghana.

But she had revealed to her new online beau how much she wanted children, and soon his 14-year-old son was emailing her.

Most of the time an email address (Yahoo mail or Hotmail) of the scammer is included in the message.“You never think you can become a victim until it happens to you,” Meade said.“But, with as many people as there are online, the Internet is ripe with people these scam men can sucker into their scheme.”Each year, thousands of men and women use the online chat forums and messaging apps to meet potential dates and perhaps, potential spouses.Her new boyfriend had a complicated backstory: He was an American soldier serving in Iraq, and he had a son living in Ghana.But she had revealed to her new online beau how much she wanted children, and soon his 14-year-old son was emailing her.The man Rhonda Meade fell in love with promised to elope with her to a tropical island paradise where they could be married along white beaches as the setting sun shimmered across vast, crystal-clear waters.