Azerbaijan dating scams
It’s interesting to note that not only women are targeted, but men too: they were actually equitably represented in the survey, with 45% and 43% respectively.
The major difference between the two genders is the amount of financial losses: million for women against million for men.
In a yet another hoax, scammers can also impersonate investigators that will chase the original scammer, which means that the victim thinking that they are going to obtain justice, is instead being the victim of yet another fraud.
The consequences for victims of romance scams are truly devastating, both financially and emotionally.
Several reasons may be given: a sudden financial difficulty, a medical emergency, a family drama, help with a business investment, need to rebook the flights to come visit them…
A very popular technique used by criminals is also pretending not to be able to cash a cheque where they are, so they ask their victims for money as a loan, and they will send a cheque back to repay it; which is, of course, always a fake one.
Once this is accomplished, they can move to the successful-part of their scheme: getting access to their victims’ finances.
They can also simply steal a whole account content to impersonate someone, by creating a different yet very similar profile.Valentine’s day is one of the most sentimental times of the year, and can be one of the most stressful periods for lonely people searching for true love.A recent survey showed that 82% of Australians think that “loneliness is increasing”, a concealment for saying they are the ones who actually are lonely.In reality, the scammers are Africans from Nigeria and Ghana.