Dateline dating scam
Most of these emails are sent from Nigeria, Cote d'Ivoire, South Africa and various cities in Europe with West African residents as well as various places in Asia.By reporting the scam accounts to the webmail providers you can usually get them closed.10. Remember, anyone can get a Google Voice phone number or can Skype you from anywhere in the world. This is a trick bloggers use to see who has stolen our food photographs but it works great for checking on possible scammers. When you click on an image, especially in Google Chrome, you can choose Search Google for Image.“Reports of dating and romance scams increased by more than a third in 2016 and, sadly, the amount of money reported lost has also increased by about million compared to 2015,” ACCC Deputy Chair Delia Rickard said.
Expanding on #4, if you have a good presence on the internet, whether via articles, news items, or profiles on public sites, they have plenty of information to use.
On Valentine’s day, when love is in the air, the Australian consumer watchdog - ACCC is warning people to be wary of scammers when looking for romance online with social media.