Romance scams on dating sites

by  |  17-May-2015 18:52

A car accident was followed by other emergencies that prevented him from coming home — and led to requests for more cash.

The spell finally broke when Joanna demanded that John show his face on a webcam.

An AARP study he co-authored last year found that Internet fraud victims had experienced significantly more negative life events in the previous two years than non-victims.

Related: Multiracial Asian Americans 'Most Popular' in Online Dating: Study A 53-year-old grandmother from California recently learned how these confidence men (and women) play on the vulnerabilities of lonely singles.

A few months after her husband's death in 2012, Joanna — who asked her real name not be used to protect her privacy — went on looking for the soul mate she'd never had in her troubled marriage.

She soon got a message from a man who said he was a widowed engineer from Colorado.

Within a week the man calling himself John had captured Joanna's heart with compliments, humor and declarations that she was the one.

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