After they form a “relationship,” they come up with reasons to ask their love interest to set up a new bank account.The scammers transfer stolen money into the new account, and then tell their victims to wire the money out of the country.Gillberg Larsson who has been working for the UN in Damascus. Told me I could send it to Gregory Porter in college Park Atlanta through Western Union. looks like women aren't the only ones , I had a girl get into my messenger somehow said we had met somewhere but she couldn't recall where , and I certainly couldn't but I kept chatting with her and by the next night she said I was her soul mate and looking at her photo I was falling for it quickly , by the 3rd night we were set to spend the rest of our lives together , then came the hardship stories and said she needed money badly , I started catching on and then seen her message was sent by phone from Nigeria but said she lived in Illinois , I hit the brakes and blocked her instantly , so the guys are getting too I was contacted in the same way, using the same story except the son was in a boarding school in Atlanta. The name was on the form along with my name and the transaction # (whatever).A widower from Sweden with a 12-year-old son who is in a boarding school in Italy. The pics were gorgeous and younger then the stated age. I google searched the photos and they belong to a doctor in Brazil who has a verified account. ANyway- I called money gram and they asked me pointed questions to which I couldn't lie...If your online sweetheart asks for money, you can expect it’s a scam.
Thanks everyone for sharing their stories, now I’m sure he’s a scammer. I even saw the Field Trip forms with each students' name on them...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.His name is Donald Woods in US ARMY/NATIONAL GUARD in Damascus, Syria, Home Town is San Francisco, California. Says his wife was killed in car accident and has a 12yr old son in Boarding School.after so many messages from him and his sad life stories, I fell sorry for him when he thought he was going to loose his hard earned Contract money and his documents in a package at Atlanta airport, needed money because he had no one else to help him so I borrowed money from Loan companies trying to help a friend out. I was enamored, yep, fell in love, called me gorgeous, beautiful, princess, honey, my love........It was always something happened and he needed more. And he was a widow and a daughter that lived in Canada with grandparents. He gave me a brief description of where he worked in San Antonio.There also a person I met on Face Book, he said he liked my picture and asked for friend request.I generally don't except people I don't know but I kept looking at his picture and excepted it. Nice looking widower of 7 years, 2 children, schooled in United Kingdom. Short beard, black with grey, said his children and coworker friends were so glad that he met someone. The kids even emailed me to say how glad they were that I was making their dad so so happy.I did question that but I was being told I only had 3 days before they were going to seize his package and auction it off.He started telling me that I was not being supportive and his problem was suppose to be my problem. I found out later that the tracking number given was a fake not sure if the courier was real.I winded up using my rent money to pay half since they told me they would take payments.After the payment was received to a bank in NY eventhough the package was being held in Canada.