Whether the fraudster has promised to visit the victim or pay them back some money, there is always some excuse. Online dating scams typically involve someone creating a fake profile, be it on a dating site or a social media platform. Not long after, I moved to New York with my boyfriend, Michael. HuffPost also found this page called Yahoo Boys, which Facebook has since removed. The two men in Nigeria pleaded guilty for their roles in scamming the Texas woman in July and were sentenced to three years in prison.
These can be elaborate to the point where they may seem believable.
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I didn't think anything of it. I have the bank details where I transferred the amount to and will go to the local police station to complain. We want to hear from you. If you think you have been or are being scammed, you can send your complaint to the FBI. Sign up for free newsletters and get more CNBC delivered to your inbox. She called me a wicked, selfish woman.