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Google Trends shows that online dating is getting popular.
As a result, the number of romance scams as well as victims are on the rise.
Unfortunately we have different catagories for these internet leeches, one being an individual who not only does it for fun but those who do it for business.
This has become a very notorious money making business in underprivileged countries like Nigera for example.
Now that the holidays are over and Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, Special Agents with the U. Army Criminal Investigation Command, also known as CID, are anticipating a different type of holiday frenzy — an increase in “romance scam” reports.
A Dating Scam normally involves these steps: Step #1: The scammer posts an attractive photo (such as attractive professional models) and fake profile on a dating website.
Step #2: Mass message members with pre-written copy of message.
The scam involves an online scammer tricking a victim into believing he or she is “in a relationship” with an American Soldier and then hustling the victim out of his or her money.
“These perpetrators are definitely not American Soldiers, but they are quite familiar with American culture,” said Chris Grey, Army CID spokesperson.