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Online Romance

Background Checks

ONLINE ROMANCE SCAM 

Online Romance Scammers take advantage of their victims by looking for romantic partners, often through dating websites, apps or social media by pretending to be prospective companions. They play on their victims emotional to get them to provide money, gifts or personal details.

How this scam works

Dating and romance scams often take place through online dating websites, but the scammers may also use social media or email to make contact. They have even been known to telephone their victims as a first introduction. These scams are also known as ‘catfishing’.

  • Romance Scammers typically create fake online profiles designed to lure you in. They may use a fictional name, or falsely take on the identities of real, trusted people such as military personnel, aid workers or professionals working abroad. 

  • Dating and romance scammers will express strong emotions for you in a relatively short period of time, and will suggest you move the relationship away from the website to such as phone, whatsup, email or instant messaging.

  • They often claim to be from Australia or another western country, but traveling or working overseas. Often they claim to be in the military or in the oil industry.

  • Scammers will go to great lengths to gain your interest and trust, such as showering you with loving words, sharing ‘personal information’ and even sending you gifts such as flowers to an expensive item. 

  • They may take months to build what may feel like the romance of a lifetime and may even pretend to book flights to visit you, or you guy them an airline ticket and they never never actually come.

  • Once they have gained your trust and your guard is down, they will ask you (either subtly or directly) for money, gifts or your banking/credit card details. They may also ask you to send pictures or videos of yourself, possibly of an intimate nature.

  • Often the scammer will pretend to need the money for some sort of personal emergency. For example, they may claim to have a severely ill family member who requires immediate medical attention such as an expensive operation, or they may claim financial hardship due to an unfortunate run of bad luck such as a failed business or mugging in the street. 

  • The scammer may also claim they want to travel to visit you, but cannot afford it unless you are able to lend them money to cover flights or other travel expenses. If they claim they are wealthy businessmen, they may fake bank account websites, and claim their money is locked out by the banking institution. They might even have you login to their fake online bank account where there is a large amount of fake money.

  • Sometimes the scammer will send you valuable items such as laptop computers and mobile phones, and ask you to resend them somewhere.

  • They will invent some reason why they need you to send the goods but this is just a way for them to cover up their criminal activity. 

  • Alternatively they may ask you to buy the goods yourself and send them somewhere. You might even be asked to accept money into your bank account and then transfer it to someone else.

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