Dating scams on facebook
First, we are disabling the account because, in some cases, the spammer has added a new contact email address and removed the old one.
We then ask that the rightful owner to contact our user operations team via this contact form: We're reminding users to be very suspicious of anyone, even friends, who ask you over the Internet to send money.
These criminals—who also troll social media sites and chat rooms in search of romantic victims—usually claim to be Americans traveling or working abroad. While their most common targets are women over 40 who are divorced, widowed, and/or disabled, but every age group and demographic is at risk. You’re contacted online by someone who appears interested in you.
He or she may have a profile you can read or a picture that is e-mailed to you.
We're using this data to quickly surface compromised accounts, ideally before the spammers have gotten very far.
While the FBI and other federal partners work some of these cases—in particular those with a large number of victims or large dollar losses and/or those involving organized criminal groups—many are investigated by local and state authorities.(Update: Facebook response below.) In the meantime, a friendly reminder to be skeptical on the Internet, even when you think you're talking to someone you've known for years. Calvin: yes i came here for a vacation Calvin: on my process coming back home i was robbed inside the hotel i loged in Evan: ok so what do you need Calvin: can you loan me 0 to get a return ticket back home and pay my hotel bills Evan: i think so.that really sucks Calvin: can you loam me now Evan: well maybe i don't know that's a lot of $ Calvin: how can you loan me?For weeks, even months, you may chat back and forth with one another, forming a connection. But ultimately, it’s going to happen—your new-found “friend” is going to ask you for money.So you send money..rest assured the requests won’t stop there.