Some senior women sometimes find it difficult to get used to the age of the Internet. They lack experience in dealing with this medium. When the time comes for ladies of advanced age to make their first foray into the online world, they are at risk of falling victim to scams.
The ladies have no idea that there are numerous romance scammers on the net. Senior women in particular are targeted by these scammers, warns the portal LoveScammer.com, which specializes in unmasking romance scammers.
A romance scammer tries to get money from unwary people on the Internet with the help of false information. For this purpose, the scammers create a profile on social media or a portal. For this purpose they use:
These fake profiles often look very similar in structure:
To make themselves interesting and be able to present suitable stories, the scammers pretend to be, for example:
The fraudsters randomly contact mainly ladies of advanced age. In doing so, marriage swindlers usually write to the victims and thus take over the initial contact. It is less common for a victim to write to the fake profile on her own.
Preferably, the scammers start the conversation with a compliment about looks, smile and so on. After a very short time, expressions of love and more and more compliments follow.
Once the victim is under the scammer’s spell, the extensive tall tales begin. The scammer tells the tales only when he is sure that there is an emotional bond between him and the victim, because only then do the tall tales, which are actually very implausible, work. In doing so, they tell stories like:
Romance scammers do not contact senior women without a reason. They know that it is an ideal target group for the scam.
To identify your online contact as a romance scammer, there are several methods. These include:
The people behind the fake profiles learn from the past with every mistake they make. As a result, identifying a fake profile becomes more difficult over time. If perfectly Photoshopped fake IDs are then also sent, the victim quickly runs the risk of taking things at face value that are not genuine.
The bottom line is that often only experts like the team at Lovescammer.com can accurately investigate whether a profile from the Internet is fake or real.
In order not to run the risk of becoming a victim, the rule of thumb is: really never send money to a stranger you met on the Internet. Please always remember that the nice man you are writing with may actually be a scammer from Africa. By the way, the criminals do not call the women they trick victims, but clients. This says everything about how unscrupulous the scammers are.