Bel, a newly divorced mother of twins in Toronto, had a close call with romance scams. Her husband had run off with a fresh-out-of-college intern and Bel felt old, dumped, unwanted and desperately lonely. Until she was swept right off her keyboard by him. GreatGuy211 was a madly successful business consultant in London on assignment working with the CEO of a publishing house. He said her photo absolutely floored him—it reminded him of his devoted mother, who had just passed 6 months ago. GreatGuy211 wrote poems about her, about how she was sent by God as an answer to his prayers. After all he was still grieving.
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Well our friend Bel learned that Great Guy had a much bigger upset in his life. He said that he was worried and upset about his little sister who was in a horrific car accident right after the rainy day funeral. Her legs were mangled and she needed an operation right away. The publishing house was going downhill and late in giving GreatGuy211 his $100,000 check. Could Bel loan him $2000, just for a week? His little sister would become a cripple if she didn’t have the operation right away.
Bel was not love-blind and contacted us for dating coaching. Her love mentor said, “Whoa. Block him.” She quickly did and followed the rest of my dating coaching program. I’m thrilled to say, Bel is dating two awesome real guys who live in the Toronto area. Harry, a restaurateur who looks a bit like an older David Beckham and Nolan, a playwright who is crazy in love with her.
Romance scams in online dating have become so popular that they has lured international criminals who operate in rings. According to the Internet Crime Complaint Center romance scams took in $50.4 million in 2011 in the U.S. alone. Most of the victims were women ages 40 to 59 and some of them were taken for more than $100,000.
ROMANCE SCAM RED FLAGS.
- Lives outside of the country–while this doesn’t necessarily mean the guy is a con man, it is important to know that romance scams are often committed by rings that operate abroad.
- Quickly wants to email outside of the online dating site—this is because he is using a fake name and email address that make it harder to catch him
- Comes armed with a sob story—he has a dear family member in need of help, had a tragic accident out of the country without access to needed cash and/or he just lost his wife.
Plus some other significant red flag signs that show you are dealing with a potential romance scam, which we don’t have time to go into here. To learn about how to date safely and find your real Soulmate download a copy of my new online dating ebook, Find Your Soulmate Online in 6 Simple Steps. It’s only $2.99 and can change your love life.
Wishing you love,