Start Dating and romance photo

Dating and romance photo

It's the newest evolution of the Nigerian advance fee (419) scam.

The sad truth is, for every real profile you see on the internet, there are numerous false ones pretending to be your perfect mate and using photographs stolen from modelling or social networking sites.

According to the FBI, romance scams and similar confidence scams cost consumers more money than any other kind of Internet fraud.

In 2016, the last year for which data is available, consumers lost more than $230 million this way.

Experts say online daters are always wise to be skeptical regarding what someone they’ve met online, and not in the flesh, tells them.