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Be extremely suspicious if you are asked for money for transportation costs, communication fees or marriage processing and medical fees. They will tell you they need your money to cover administrative fees or taxes. If you agree to meet a prospective partner in person, tell family and friends where you are going.

Miles says that after coaxing the victims offline, the typical fraudster will ask for money after a couple of weeks, initially for small amounts. Alternatively they may ask you to buy the goods yourself and send them somewhere. Scammers can use your information and pictures to create a fake identity or to target you with a scam. Someone claiming to live in the U. Many scammers use fake photos to lure their victims but video messaging is much harder to fake.

If possible, try Skype or video chat. You might even be asked to accept money into your bank account and then transfer it to someone else. The social engineering is quite remarkable. Often the scammer will pretend to need the money for some sort of personal emergency.

She used up her life savings, pawned jewellery, sold her car and took out loans to pay the costs, which were transferred into accounts in Ghana. Be cautious if someone claims to be local but happens to be out of the country. And you will be showered with compliments. If you think you have provided your account details to a scammer, contact your bank or financial institution immediately.

It is rare to recover money sent this way. Scammers are known to blackmail their targets using compromising material. Your report helps law enforcement officials across the United States in their investigations. The perpetrators will often take the true rank and name of a U. Agbonifoayetan and another suspect met the women a number of times to collect the funds.

In one case, a person who reported a scam told the fraudster she had complained to the police only to then try to withdraw the complaint after being talked down by the fraudster. Army and the tremendous amount of support programs and mechanisms that exist for Soldiers today, especially those serving overseas, said Grey. This helps us to warn people about current scams, monitor trends and disrupt scams where possible.

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