Getting ripped off while dating
They ask you to: Did you know you can do an image search of your love interest’s photo in your favorite search engine?
"When I went back to the main screen everything was black, and it was normally blue, and there was writing behind all the icons and it said 'you have been held to ransom, you need to pay Bitcoins that are 5 US dollars and we will restore all your files, and that was it really."The computer held business files and precious photos of Mrs Testa's late husband.
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.
Victims think they’re just helping out their soulmate, never realizing they’re aiding and abetting a crime.
Here are some warning signs that an online love interest might be a fake.