They contact you through online by someone who appears interested in you.
Often, scammers set up fake profiles and claim to be living overseas.
When chatting with lesser known people, make sure that you do not reveal your bank account number and personal details such as contact numbers etc.• If you get caught in to love scams through internet, you can also lodge complaint in Internet crime complaint center that works under the assistance of Federal Bureau of Investigation and National White Collar Crime Center.
There are many fake investigators, who promise the customers to track their love scammer and bring them to justice.
They offer their service for huge sum of money, but reality is that it is the extension of love scam.
After cheating the innocents, they have their contact list and personal details and again cheat them in the name of investigation.
• Adeboye Quadri Amodemaja in 2012 defrauded Laura Reffosco by falsely representing to her that he was in love with her and wanted to marry her.
He obtained a lump sum amount of 70,878 Euros from her in the name of love.
The cruel scammers target the helpless persons such as divorcees, widows, widowers and differently able persons, who have their residence in America.Love scammers pretend to be looking for love, engage the affection of their possible victims by using photos from the internet to present a gorgeous view of themselves.They often target people on dating sites or in chat rooms and will repeatedly say that they are in love promptly in an effort to make the victim fall for them.To fight back against love scams, there are websites who are going beyond the mainstream approach to report and take actions against love scammers.They share their experiences and information in the form of portable documents.The scam is not a one man affair; love scammers have a hierarchy and organizational structure that include the head, the manager and the workers.The internet is their prime source to get you trapped.Through back and forth chatting, they try to gain your trust and scrutinize your personal information.After getting good rapport with you, he or she will ask you to pay their hospital bills, visa fees and other legal expenses.Women with age group 40 and above have reported the maximum number of losses in love scam.• Oshanugor James Anyasi, 35 year old Nigerian scammer was sentenced to jail for 12 years for having duped a woman of about 400 million (US ,800) promising false love to her.The Vietnamese woman who was the victim of love scam managed to report the scammer to the police.