Sh'reen Morrison had been on an online dating site for only a few weeks before she realized that something was seriously wrong with the man who had been actively pursuing her by text message and email.
They'd hit it off right away, and he said he lived just outside of Phoenix, which seemed relatively proximate to a woman in remote Yuma, Ariz. First, he was traveling through India with his daughter.
Online dating scammers tend to target people who have a large amount of information in their profiles, and the scam is usually based around stealing money, credit card information, or personal information from the victim. But her cell phone seems to be faulty and her old laptop doesn't have a built in camera. I also enjoy toying with these scammers with elaborate stories of wealth, success, and loneliness.
Since 1983, over 150 children have taken their own lives due, in part, to the extreme pressure of being bullied.
Internet scams and other types of consumer fraud are measured in millions and billions: millions of victims and billions of dollars lost each year.
To avoid them, consumers need to spot the warning signs of a scam.
The group was using publicly available lists of shareholders to “cold call” investors.
They’d offer to buy under-performing shares for attractive prices, provided the investors were willing to make an upfront payment of a few thousand dollars.