Our goal is simple - to add love, romance and fun to the lives of single people.We're one of the oldest and best known dating communities on the web, and we have a unique, and very popular, secret weapon - our intelligent two-way matching feature.For weeks, even months, you may chat back and forth with one another, forming a connection. But ultimately, it’s going to happen—your new-found “friend” is going to ask you for money.So you send money…but rest assured the requests won’t stop there.The visitor is often taken to a dimly lit back room and given a menu with small print.Sometimes, the visitor’s beverages will be spiked with drugs to impair vision and/or judgment.Millions of Americans visit online dating websites every year, hoping to find a companion or even a soul mate.
The profiles were fake as well, carefully crafted to match your interests.
Some scam artists use bogus profiles to con the people they meet out of hundreds or thousands of dollars.
Criminals who perpetrate online dating and romance scams use emotional appeals to quickly gain their victims’ trust and then, just as quickly, exploit it.
When the tourist takes out his money, they grab it and flee.
Teahouse/Restaurant/Bar Scam: A young "English student" or attractive female offers to show a tourist around town and then invites him/her to enjoy food or drink at a nearby establishment.
Turkey Drop (Wallet/Money Drop) Scam: An unsuspecting tourist spots a wallet or packet of cash on the ground.