Instead of sending spam letters that promise millions for your assistance, these scammers are targeting single men and women who are searching for love online.
They use psychological tricks to lure their victims in, use poetry and even gifts to get them under their spell, and then once you are there, will try to reach for your wallet, all the time declaring their "undying love" for you.
"It is very very difficult, if not impossible, to predict initial chemistry using variables assessed before two people meet each other," said study co-author Paul Eastwick, an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Austin.
"The algorithms are not scientifically valid and are extremely unlikely to generate compatible matches." In other words, matchmaking sites simply can't account for how two people will get along in person — chemistry, if you will.
The postings from Ukraine, in particular Lugansk are a mine field of scam profiles. I became suspicious after her response telling me that she had not corresponded with anyone else before and that I should ask her what ever I wanted to know, because she was new to this, assuring me that she was an honest person and would only answer honestly no matter what.
The agency of Translation will contact you with your first or second letter requesting money for translations. I have hit on several, mostly for fun after I was taken the first time. So after a second response from her with no answers to the questions I had asked and after reading your site I decided to try something to see if she was genuine.
In reality you're talking to a criminal sitting in a cybercafé with a well-rehearsed script he's used many times before.Scammers will pose under the disguise of beautiful pictures as either male or female claiming to be from the United States.The scammer weaves a story of a successful business person working over seas, having no family; they present themselves as a thoughtful, caring and loving individual who is looking for their soul mate.When they aren't, you have agreed to personally make them good.Scammers are on dating sites, and social networks setting up fake profiles.