She told the BBC: ‘He had a way and a sweetness I had never known in a man before.And he was innocent in a way that puzzled me.’ Scammer: ‘I wish I could see through your eyes and see what you like to see.’ Maria: ‘I like to see the truth, and often the truth is more beautiful and greater than people dare to realise.’ Scammer: ‘You talk in parables.Over the recent years romance scams have got more prevalent on the internet.The scam differs from the 419 Nigerian Scams that are known in society as the “get rich scam”.
Interestingly, the AARP says that men fall victim to these scams more often, but that women are more likely to report the scam.
Here is what I have experienced (luckily, I was smart enough not to fall for it): A guy starts communicating with a “woman” (the pictures are attractive).
Initial contact between victim and scam artist is to take the step in starting a relationship.
This suggestion comes from Adam: I just wanted to notify you of a type of scam that is going on with some of the dating sites.
Basically, the scam is to get a guy to set up a Pay Pal account using a credit card.