Dating scams mary williams
These are examples of some of the most notorious scams in the world of online dating and on the internet in general.
This is one of the most popular scams in online dating.
The subject lines often read something similar to "From the desk of Mr [name]" or even "Your assistance is solicited".
While the stories may vary slightly, the general plot then talks of a person (usually a corrupt government employee) who has come across a large sum of money and needs your assistance to get the funds out of the country.
Variations of these include them needing surgery they can’t afford, treatment for their son’s brain tumor or you may even get a call from someone pretending to be a doctor telling you your partner has been in a serious accident and you need to send money so they can start treatment.
Sometimes, the scams are long and stretched out with the scammers attempting to get as much money out of you as possible by cooking up a variety of medical complications.
They often communicate with you for weeks and months so you think you are getting to know them better while it is actually all part of their master plan.
Once you do send the money however, it is unlikely that the visit will ever actually materialize.