|Nationality:||I'm from Belarus|
|Who do I prefer:||Gentleman|
|Sex:||My gender is woman|
|Hair:||I've got straight flaxen hair|
Lonely people, looking for love are swindled more often than you may think. However, that's just the amount of money being reported. Since the crime is so personal, people often don't a soul. Everyone has an embarrassing dating story, but there are tales some won't even tell, ones like a Fargo single dad keeps a secret. Since it seems to be the norm these days, he hopped online, met a woman, felt a spark, and got in too deep.
They talked for months, then found out she claimed to be stuck in Nigeria, and needed money to get back to Fargo because her mom was sick, and dying. And I am like, well you have all these good qualities, it's not a negative thing to want to help people. It's not a negative thing to care about people, but you have to remember that you're your own best advocate and you have to look out for yourself too. It's not just older people falling for these romance scams, we are told it even happens on Tinder, or in person. It happens across all different types of people.
We spoke with a Fargo woman who you might call a vigilante, she also did not want to be identified. She says online seems to be the only way to date anymore. Unintentionally, she's now an expert at spotting scammers.
We found her after responding to her ad on Craigslist that was calling out a man who posts on Craigslist. Kellebew says smart people can fall for the scam too. They don't care, and if these people are nice people who are trusting, they will keep going until that person is like, I don't have anything else to give you. For the Fargo single dad, he's moved on, and is thankful he lost only a fraction of what some people get taken for.
You say this is who I am, you get taken advantage of. Out of all the internet crimes the FBI keeps track of, romance scams came in second as far as money being lost in North Dakota. The top is scam is non-delivery and non-payment, meaning the seller or buyer didn't uphold their end of the transaction.
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