And if the person’s online profile disappears a few days after they meet you, that’s another tip-off. According to the text I got last night Fred said we have till Friday to sent the 0 to the lawyer or we both die.
Here’s the real deal: Don’t send money to someone you met online — for any reason. I don't have a crystal ball so I can't find out where they really are or what is real and what isn't.
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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.
“The gender-switched male may even like the feeling of power and control over other males that goes along with this switch.” (Somewhat relatedly, Suler suggests that being a female in certain online games “may be advantageous.”) For some, posing as a woman online is a form of detective work,” he says.
“Some males may adopt a feminine identity to investigate male/female relationships.”Then there is the possibility of repressed same-sex desires: “Disguised as a female, a male looking for intimacy, romance, and/or cybersex from another male may be acting upon conscious or unconscious homosexual feelings.” This brings to mind the recent example of Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, who says he tricked Manti Te’o into believing that he was a woman — online and by phone — because he was secretly in love with the Notre Dame linebacker.