Although older adults are often targeted — more than three-quarters of complaints to federal agencies came from people 40 and older — fraud experts say people of all ages and backgrounds can fall prey to romance scams.
That's particularly true if they've been through difficult circumstances, such as divorce, losing a job, serious illness and other major losses, says Doug Shadel, a fraud researcher and director of AARP Washington.
If you rent anything, be it motorcycle, car or jet ski, make sure all scratches and dents are documented. Patpong Sex Show Scam – Don’t believe the touts outside who say free sex shows and drinks for only 100 baht each. Stay clear if you are alone as they can turn violent if you refuse to pay. Hualamphong Scam – Outside the train station you will meet official looking people who will say they will help you book the seats.
They take you to their nearby travel agent and pretend to ring the train booking office.
The people portrayed on these photos are innocent men and women, NOT involved in scamming in any way and have nothing to do with scammers!
general in Afghanistan, has taken to Facebook with a warning: The general said Monday that with the help of followers, he and his staff have uncovered more than 700 fake profiles in the last six months since he took over the U. please understand that you are NOT looking at the pictures of people who are actually scamming you!
The United States of America is the third largest country in the world, and is made up of fifty states each with their own unique personality.
Romance scams cost nearly 5,900 victims more than .7 million last year, according to the Internet Crime Complaint Center.
In some cases, people have copied photos and comments from his page to make the fake versions look more authentic....
We have managed to move funds belonging to some demised persons who were attacked and killed through these attacks. We want to move this money to you, so that you can help keep our share for us until when we shall come over to meet you. After three conversations he is declaring his love for me and lots of hogwash. Dear: Sir I am sorry to encroach into your privacy in this manner, I found you listed in the Trade Center Chambers of Commerce directory here in Iraq, I find it pleasurable to offer you my partnership in business.
I only pray at this time that your address is still valid.
I want to solicit your attention to receive the two trunks on my behalf. James Morgan, an officer in the US Army, and also a West Point Graduate presently serving in the Military with the 82nd Air Borne Division Peace keeping force in Baghdad, Iraq.