Dangers with internet dating
Perfectly normal people choose to date online, it’s not just for lonely hearts. or Mrs Right, we should be completely aware of the dangers of Internet dating. It must be kept in mind that you could face two dangers at the same time. theft will also help prevent you falling victim to other scams.
Chances are you know at least one happy couple who met in this way. Of course, this is true also of meeting someone offline, but when we meet someone offline we usually meet them through friends or through a business connection. Someone could cheat you out of your money and then go on to steal your identity with information they have gained from you. Nobody goes looking to meet romantic partners online and expects to meet someone living on the same block.
If your prospective partner asks you to cash in a cashier’s check for any reason, do not do it, treat the request as a red flag, a very big red flag.
Usually fake cashier’s check scams are pulled by fraudsters living abroad, but not always so.
Many a lasting relationship has been formed between two people from different countries, different continents.
A reader recently sent me an email of a Nigerian Scam artist by the name of Allen John Lewis.
Note he uses three first names, so he can change them around at will.
Here is the readers email: Hi, I am writing to warn you all about about Allen John Lewis.
He contacted me on match in the last week of Oct 2011. His profile says single, no children, never married.
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This does not necessarily make the people we meet offline any more trustworthy . We accept that whoever we meet will likely live some distance away, another town, another county, another state.