Two sharp blows that had left her alone in her late 50s. His cancer took him swiftly, before she had time to process what was happening. It had been over two years since the death of her husband of 20 years; four, since she had lost her mother.Scammers create fake online profiles using photos of other people — even stolen pictures of real military personnel. And they tug at your heartstrings with made-up stories about how they need money — for emergencies, hospital bills, or travel. Here’s how it works: The scammers set up dating profiles to meet potential victims.After they form a “relationship,” they come up with reasons to ask their love interest to set up a new bank account.Here’s the real deal: Don’t send money to someone you met online — for any reason.A romance scam is a confidence trick involving feigned romantic intentions towards a victim, gaining their affection, and then using that goodwill to commit fraud.Scammers take advantage of the anonymity of the internet to create the 'perfect profile', making any number of promises to tempt their victims to letting their defences down. This will not happen immediately, however before long the scammer will ask for financial help for any number of reasons.
This report has proven that people know and understand what phishing is, because 65% of US and 72% of UK respondents answered correctly to question: “What is phishing?They may ask you to send funds to the account of a third party who may be described as a work colleague or administrator.However, the third party is often a victim themselves who is being used to launder money on behalf of the scammer.Old boundaries and human limitations were dropped, in order for us to have access to almost any information. We must not forget their final target is always our money and there is nothing they won’t do to accomplish their mission.Here’s the list of online scams to stay away from: Phishing email scams The Nigerian scam Greeting card scams A guaranteed bank loan or credit card scam Lottery scam Hitman scam Romance scams Fake antivirus software Facebook impersonation scam (hijacked profile scam) Make money fast scams (Economic scams) Travel scams Delivery scams Fake news scam Stock market scams Job offer scams SMS Scams (Smishing) According to a recent report released by Wombat Security, the number of phishing emails sent this year was bigger, with a 155% increase compared to 2016.She has already lost £65,000 and been plunged into debt after taking out an overdraft, personal loans and payday loans, and using credit cards to send money to a man in Ghana that she thought was her "soulmate"."These fraudsters target vulnerable people and exploit them not only financially, but emotionally, making their victims believe that true happiness is almost within reach and just a bank transfer away.