Nigerian dating scam aka romance scam steven r mcqueen dating

The numbers come from the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) in the US, a partnership between the National White Collar Crime Center, the US Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance and the FBI.

They are being offered the promise of life, love and riches beyond their dreams.

In most cases, the scammers log into chat rooms and on Christian dating sites posing as handsome and beautiful Caucasian Americans or Nigerians.

How, you may well ask, did the IC3 come up with those numbers?

The IC3’s 2011 Internet Crime Report is based on the 314,246 total complaints the center received last year.

I respond to cash and spicy sites, so don't be shy.

Nigerian dating scam is very prevalent throughout online dating websites.

This is one of the most pernicious crimes, since the victims/mules may face criminal charges.

The report has a slew of good tips on avoiding getting victimized in its Appendix I on page 20.

Any criminal entrepreneur can see that they should be combining these two money-makers and running FBI romance scams. Or even work-for-the-FBI-from-home-for-a-really-hot-FBI-boss-who-secretly-loves-you scam. They’d rake it in, since FBI agents have a tendency to look like super agent Jason Bourne, aka Matt Damon, all buff and square-jawed. It shows FBI agents sneaking a server back after they maybe glued some tracking software into its innards.

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