Scammers almost never delete their profiles themselves, in spite of what they might tell you, only get kicked out - They are often paid (or golden) members on the expensive paid dating services - They try to sneak their e-mail address into profile and put it onto their photos - They don't answer your questions and seem not to read your letters - If they changed your name in the greeting, their letters could be actually sent to any man - They talk about Russian men being alcoholics and not knowing how to treat women - They don't respond to conversation and their letters are monologs about themselves and their everyday life - Their letters are usually quite monotonous, boring and don't make much sense, until it comes to money subject. - Their English is not consistent: one letter may be written in excellent English, another again with online translator - They tend to repeat words, for example "I wanted to tell to you that that, if we can to meet?

" - They use "At me" a lot, for example: "At me it hurts" - They often finish their letters with "I shall wait with impatience your letter" (or reply) - They proclaim you love in the first week or two - They call you "my dear xxx", "my love xxx", "my angel xxx" (xxx - your name) almost from the very beginning - They keep talking about their feelings and how much they want to be with you half of the letter - They almost never ask you questions about your lifestyle, your job, your kids, your interests, your income - At the same time, they always want to know your home address, phone number and ask to send them a lot of your photos - They never show up on a webcam - They may send you the same letter twice - They may mistakenly send you a letter addressed to somebody else - They will send you photos in almost every letter - They often change e-mail address during correspondence, because their providers sometimes close their mailboxes for scam and spam - They may vanish for a month or so, then re-appear like as if nothing - They will give your e-mail address to other scammers and you will start getting e-mails from other Russian "girls" - They are often filthy, don't mind talking dirty and sending naked or half-naked photos - They say they are writing from the Internet cafes - Their Internet costs are always very high - Their income is always very low and they keep talking about it - They may ask you to send them money to pay for their Internet or phone, or even for their clothes - They may ask you to send them money to pay for the medical bills of their relatives who suddenly got sick, got in a car accident, etc..

The Dangerous Side an IC3 warning Federal Trade Commission Identity theft happens when someone steals your personal information and uses it without your permission.

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A growing epidemic in the world today is the Online Romance Scam.

Generally, a victim is contacted by someone online through various social media or a legitimate dating website.

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.

Then the daughter became ill and had to be hospitalized.

When Morrison suggested that her suitor put his daughter on a plane to get better medical attention at home -- and even offered to pick the girl up at the airport -- a new crisis struck.

By then, Morrison knew she was dealing with a scammer.

Phone: 1-877-ID-THEFT (438-4338) or TTY, 1-866-653-4261Mailing Address: Identity Theft Clearinghouse, Federal Trade Commission, Washington, DC 20580Federal Trade Commission on Nigerian Scams E-mail Address: [email protected] Intelligence Public Intelligence is an international, collaborative research project aimed at aggregating the collective work of independent researchers around the globe who wish to defend the public’s right to access information.

E-mail Address to report information: [email protected] Criminal Investigative Service is the federal law enforcement agency charged with conducting investigations of felony-level offenses affecting the Navy and Marine Corps.

Yahoo offers an online support group for victims of Romance scams.

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.

Every day, I receive emails claiming that I've won millions of dollars from a Heineken lottery or because Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, or some other celebrity wants to get rid of some of that cash burning holes in their pockets.