Disclaimer regarding pictures posted on the board: please understand that you are NOT looking at the pictures of people who are actually scamming you.
If you are over 40, recently divorced, a widow, elderly or disabled then all the better in his eyes.There are many other ways scammers take your money, besides romance scamming, but on this site we mainly focus on exposing the romance scammers. They steal pictures, generally of white, affluent looking males and sexy young females. They create fake profiles, usually stealing text and information from other legitimate dating profiles. They make contact with you on a dating or social networking site. They usually ask immediate questions about your experience with internet dating hoping to find you're unaware of romance scammers. They steer you off the dating site to instant messenger chat services. The male scammers pretend to be financially well off and usually widowed with children (to inspire a woman's compassion and empathy). This can be the hardest part of the scam to accept as false because many scammers are very subtle with their money requests. They keep the victim sending money until the victim stops.They are also interested in your financial status but can be very subtle with their inquiries. They begin the process of engaging you in a 'relationship' with the intent and promise of marriage. Some never even ask their victims but wait for their victims to offer. If the victim stops because they became aware they were scammed, the scammer will then come back pretending to be a new person, usually in law enforcement, offering to help the victim recover their money. They also have access to pre-recorded stolen web-cam sessions to fool you and can easily obtain American and UK phone numbers that forward their calls to Africa.While online dating sites work hard to eliminate scammers from their sites, unfortunately some continue to be very deceptive and get past the fraud checks so it is important to be aware of what a potential scammer might attempt to do.Nobody wants to be scammed yet most people are not quite sure what to look out for.