A scammer is anyone using disingenuously to trick or scam other members, normally by asking for money.
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The man introduced himself as “John Hagen,” supposedly an engineer from nearby South Bend.
They spent several weeks sharing phone calls, text messages and email chats, but never actually met face-to-face.
The woman – whom WNDU is calling “Tonya” for purposes of the story – said “It got pretty intense fairly quickly.
'I love you, I want to be with you for the rest of my life.' Lots of passion and lots of attention.
There are many reputable charity websites which are completely safe to transfer money to, however charities do not solicit donations through dating websites and so if you do not know the person well and they are asking for money, chances are they are working on a scam.
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While we are confident that our measures ensure a high level of security, we urge members to maintain vigilance while dating online and report any suspicious profiles to safeguard other members.
A woman in Indiana learned that the hard way this month, after losing over 0,000 to an online scammer whom she'd thought was a local man falling in love with her.
On July 23, Indiana's NBC affiliate reported the story of an anonymous Kosciusko County woman (her identity is being kept secret in part because the police investigation into her case is still ongoing) who, in February, started online chats with a man she met on an unidentified dating site.
A couple months after the story ran, a reader named Nancy Mitchell read it and commented that she ran across such would-be scammers all the time. The best way to protect yourself from such scams to to remember the rest of Nancy's comment: “Bottom line, I wouldn't give money to people I KNOW, let alone some stranger.