If you’re worried about one of your online matches, you can refer to the National Sex Offender Public Website’s sex offender registry, where you can search by name and location.
In that same article by Phactual, the company Marketdata Enterprises Inc.
Sometimes our mind can trick us into thinking we've met the perfect match when in fact we are being conned by a scam-artist.” "Don’t be afraid to research someone you meet online.
Use Google Images to check whether the photos they are using belong to someone else and check social media sites to ensure they really exist.
Her ex-husband reported her missing on Saturday — and a dismembered body, including a severed head and foot tentatively identified as Lyne's, were discovered Monday in a recycling bin in Seattle’s Central District.
To resolve these emergencies, John asked for financial help from the widow.
The widow finally insisted that John reveal himself on a webcam.
She responded by reporting him to the local sheriff and the FBI. The authorities never recovered her money, and she was forced to take out loans to live. alone, romance scammers sweet-talked 5,900 victims out of more than .7 million in 2014.
The widow's story is a classic case of a romance scam. But this is just the tip of the iceberg, as romance scams are grossly underreported.