Steven wood dating scam


We receive inquiries every day from people who have been defrauded for hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars by Internet contacts they thought were their friends or loved ones.

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'I completely believed he was coming back and he was going to pay me back,' Mrs Fowkes said. Everything I asked – like why the embassy couldn't help – he always had an answer for.'I believed I had started a relationship but looking back I was obviously being groomed.

When I told my two sons they were devastated and blamed themselves for not questioning what I was doing.

Scammers can be very clever and deceptive, creating sad and believable stories that will make you want to send them money.

Before you send funds, check to see if you recognize any of the following signs, and realize that you may be a potential victim of a scam: Internet scammers are using social networking sites to find victims.

a prize, a romantic relationship, more money); or you are asked to pay money to help a friend in trouble.