Fraud on internet dating sites
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The FBI says people pulling online dating scams usually claim to be Americans traveling or working abroad, but in reality live overseas.
The scams usually use well-crafted online profiles and target women over 40 who are divorced, widowed, or disabled, but anyone is at risk, says an FBI bulletin posted in February.
However, Nigerian dating scam (or romance scam), besides just asking for money for their studies, sick relatives, etc..
usually involves this scheme: the scammers upload fake attractive photos, in most cases of white people.
Recently there are also Nigerian scams originating from Malaysia, China, India, Turkey, Spain, Cyprus, Egypt, as that's where Nigerians are located since they can easily get to these countries without visas or on the student visas.
The FBI is warning about another online extortion scam trending at the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3).
Back in August the agency warned about a computer virus that could take a computer hostage by rendering it inoperable until the victim makes an online payment.
Usually they say to keep some money for your trouble.
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