We’ve all heard of people getting scammed out of large sums of money by opportunists making phony pitches over the phone, by mail or by e-mail and via online websites.
For a story, we’re now checking into reports about thieves who steal people’s online photos and then post them on dating websites.
If you’ve seen the classic movie Grease, you may know the tune “Summer lovin’, had me a blast.
Summer lovin’, happened so fast.” The love story of Danny and Sandy may have had its dramatic ups and downs, but in the end (spoiler alert! That wasn’t quite the case when one local woman thought she had met an eligible bachelor on a popular online dating app.
As reported to BBB, the woman started chatting with someone in Ohio, claiming to be a commander in the Army.
Making assumptions Online dating takes the fact that hopeful people jump to conclusions to a high art.
Most people who are using an online dating site will tell you that their goal is to get off of it as soon as possible.
But you have to get on before you can find success, so if you’re just starting, you picked a good time.
The scammers create a fake profile, dupe vulnerable people into responding and ultimately getting drawn into what they think is a romantic relationship.
One man who says his photo was posted on a dating site without his knowledge told us he gets a dozen e-mails a week from women all over the world who’ve fallen for his online imposter.