If you give in, they’ll keep hooking you as long as you keep sending the money. This type of scam is especially insidious because the scammer is manipulating and abusing the victim’s emotions.It’s a big red flag if they ask you to put the money on a prepaid debit card or to wire it to them directly because these are both untraceable and once the money is sent it cannot be recovered. It plays on the need we all have for love and companionship and many people fall victim every year.You can report romance scams and any other scams you become aware of to the BBB Scam Tracker at bbb.org/scamtracker.If the scam occurred on an online dating site or some other online forum, report the individual’s user-name to the site moderators, who can take steps to prevent the scammer from targeting anyone else using the same website.Of course you shouldn’t fear everyone you meet online.
You may prevent someone else from being victimized in the same way.
Unfortunately, once the money and/or documentation has been sent, the scam is now complete and all fake profiles will be deleted and the scammers will cease all form of communication.
NEVER, EVER send copies to your Date any of your personal documentation such as drivers licences, passports etc.
They only want to collect your personal identification and credit card details so they can steal your personal contact details and commit further fraud.
The websites you are directed to may be official looking and some even contain stolen logos from government authorities and official brokers.