Romanian dating site scams
When the victim gets wise, the con artist gets scarce. But the increasing popularity of online dating gives them the perfect conditions to proliferate.
There are no statistics saying just how common scammers are on dating sites.
"The story was getting more and more bizarre," she says.
"But I hung on and kept communicating because I wanted to see the end of the movie." The ending came as no surprise to experts on romance scams.
I was questioned daily about the contents of my family home in the usa and about my other family members. I recently got a letter back from the USA embassy in Bucharest in regards to this kind of scam.
This often revolved around getting money from them in some shape or form. I'd been helping them out with stuff all along, with small things. I wrote them shortly after I was ditched at that hotel.
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.
I have seen many cases where a man was scammed for a year only to have gifts that sent to his “fiancee” returned because the address was wrong on the other side. And remember that it is better to learn this now, rather than a year from now.
Beth Kipps, who has experimented with several dating sites, says the men who have attempted to con her almost always have a reason why they shouldn't continue to communicate via or e Harmony.
Most commonly, the excuse is "My membership on this site is almost up.
Report N1 (added on June, 17, 2010) I am an American who visited Bucharest recently.
I am currently in Romania getting set to head back to the usa soon. She was very legitimate and I believed that she was really interested in me.