They ask you to: Did you know you can do an image search of your love interest’s photo in your favorite search engine?If you do an image search and the person’s photo appears under several different names, you’re probably dealing with a scammer.There may be tens of thousands of victims, and only a small fraction report it to the FTC. Mechanical engineer dealing with corrosion control, Raised in Germany. Sheila - This german guy sounds alot like my scammer. My scammer's wife had leukemia and daughter's birthday was June 14. he sends all these romantic love letters I hve bf from usa los Angeles for 2months he said he send a box for me inside the box hve 2 jewelry he said until he ask my full adress and showing some prove that he really send a luggage box to me after 4days the company message me to i need a pay the dilivery charge worth of 0usd maybe this is scam too I feel very foolish that I fell for this scam. Because I refused to send money to Dubai or Nigeria, he requested I send it to one of his agents. I found his 'agent' on Facebook and discovered that Clark Gibson was shown as her friend but as Huffman Albert Gibson.If this happens to you, please report it at ftc.gov/complaint — click on Scams and Rip-Offs, then select Romance Scams. My German sounding scamme's name is Henrik Markud with an engineering job for Petronas Oil in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Has not asked for money, but its been barely a week. The name he used was Clark Gibson but I've seen him use the name Huffman Alfred Gibson. Judy, this guy sent me a friend request and the name is Justice Wilson Huffman. On any given day, there are approximately 20 men named Huffman Albert Gibson listed on facebook! Got me off the website quickly and began romancing the stone in his third email to me .
I'm luck I knew he gonna ask me money since he mentioned his dad died in Hong Kong and left him 11M, hahaha. I knew the minute I accepted a friend request from a stranger I had made a BIG mistake especially when he responded on Messenger almost instantly. I was just recently scammed by a fake US Army soldier Name Frank Edward base in Syria. I have to keep paying for him to stay there each month. He claims to still be at the airport with my money.Was raised in Switzerland, types with heavy accent and he can count in German. Even his fake daughter called me and we texted for months... I also notified a woman in TX he was scamming as he had me send money through her bank acct. I asked him so many questions and got little answers.Though over the phone he sounds more Nigerian and even called me with street sounds in the background that sounded just like googled Nigerian street sounds LOL. Oh this one is a piece of work, he told me he was a 4 star General deployed in Iraq, a widower and had a 16 yo son. I am also afraid to report if this is a big ring operation. His email address is with gmail which makes his IP address appear to come from Mountain View, California . Just today, after not hearing from him in a week, he emailed me the bombshell.Not everyone using online dating sites is looking for love. As if all that isn’t bad enough, romance scammers are now involving their victims in online bank fraud.Scammers create fake online profiles using photos of other people — even stolen pictures of real military personnel. And they tug at your heartstrings with made-up stories about how they need money — for emergencies, hospital bills, or travel. Here’s how it works: The scammers set up dating profiles to meet potential victims.