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He had convinced them that he was a diplomat and that a US marine general had fallen in love with them, causing one woman to pawn jewelry, empty her life savings, sell her car, and take out loans to help this general move to the UK. In 2011, the Internet Crime Complaint Center estimated that the online dating scamming “industry” was worth over $50 million, but it’s likely much higher than that, due to the difficulty of making a good estimate.

People are often ashamed to come forward and admit that they’ve been duped.

The pictures you were sent were most likely phony lifted from other websites.

The profiles were fake as well, carefully crafted to match your interests.

Victims were later sent a link to a website where those conversations were posted, along with photos, their phone numbers, and claims that they were “cheaters.” In order to have that information removed, victims were told they could make a $99 payment—but there is no indication that the other side of the bargain was upheld.

While the FBI and other federal partners work some of these cases—in particular those with a large number of victims or large dollar losses and/or those involving organized criminal groups—many are investigated by local and state authorities.

If you believe you are the victim of an online dating scam or any Internet facilitated crime, please file a report at

In August, a British man was sent to jail after defrauding two women of over £300,000 (5,300) through online dating sites.

Interestingly, the AARP says that men fall victim to these scams more often, but that women are more likely to report the scam.

The profiles of online dating scammers can exhibit some clear signs that something is off—you just need to know what to look for.

Millions of Americans visit online dating websites every year hoping to find a companion or even a soulmate.

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