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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.
These sites, along with dozens of other smaller ones, allow you to post a profile of yourself and view the profiles of others.
There is no attempt to verify the information someone posts -- something the sites are generally upfront about.
- It's very hard to narrow searches to distances near you.
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.
An email relationship progresses, Norton said, and the woman eagerly awaits the man's return home.
But just before his return date, he emails that he was robbed of his documents and money and needs ,000 to bribe the officials to leave the country.