Nigeria scam women dating photos
But not everyone who hopes to find a mate online is falling blissfully in love.
There have been a rash of complaints against online dating sites, according to the Better Business Bureau.
“Most recently was in Columbus, Georgia.”Scammers are using his picture across the internet to swindle hundreds of women out their money.“I would ask him, ‘Okay, we can go out for a drink. ’ and he wouldn’t answer,” said Keri, a Michigan woman who came into contact with the Navy Jack impersonator on the dating app Bumble.
She added, "I felt like some of his replies seemed kind of sketchy."In just 24 hours of exchanged messages and emails, she saw the red flags.“But if you have the time to go to the bank and get out thousands of dollars to give to a stranger, I would hope you check him out,” Keri said. After some research, one woman’s daughter contacted the real Navy Jack.
The woman obliges and loans him the money, only to learn later that she fell for an online scam.
None of this surprises Barb Sluppick, who runs a website called Romance Scams -- the tagline of which is "Romance Scams offers Support, Education, and Healing For All Who Find Their Way Here." The site currently has registered 17,323 members who have reported a combined million loss to scammers.
Hundreds of women across the country think they are dating a man known as “Navy Jack.” He claims to be overseas fighting for our country looking some tender loving care – and eventually their money.
He has nearly 150,000 followers on Instagram who track his workouts, his healthy eating and his past on the frontlines in the Middle East. He is being catfished by scammers across the globe.“Nigeria to Canada to Mexico,” he said.Browne said her mother “had left her husband, she had sent them money and subsequently they were going into foreclosure because she was sending this person all this money and her mother would not believe her no matter what.”At first, Browne said the emails and requests were flattering until he was confronted by a woman at a mall in California.“She started yelling at me and she was hysterical and she was saying that she couldn’t believe that I’d stop talking to her, that we were dating for so long and she wanted her money back, and where did I go and what happened? “She was hysterical and it took me a few minutes to kind of understand I have no idea who you are, I have never seen you in my life – to realize what had happened.”He worries law enforcement may be coming to his door to ask questions.Even more so, he worries for the well-being of these women who are heartbroken and swindled of their cash.“They are easy targets to find, so that is the sad aspect of it,” said Browne.The site posts photos of the scam artists, who are both male and female.Sluppick said she believes the toll is higher than the millions of dollars her members have lost, calling online dating scams "one of the most under-reported crimes out there." The embarrassment of being duped and the unwillingness to admit vulnerability is what stops people from reporting the crime, Sluppick said.