Do they work in a foreign country?
Did they make an excuse about a video?
Did you send money?
Frank M. Ahearn is a privacy expert, and global skip tracer who identifies romance scammers locates dating fraud and helps recover funds sent to romance fakes.
I have been identifying online dating scams and locating romance frauds for several years now, and what I have learned is anyone can become a victim. It is easy to fall into the trap of dating fraud because most think it will never happen to them; no one chooses the become a victim.
For starters, if you have not had a five-minute face-to-face video, where you saw the lips move and eyes blink you have a PROBLEM. It does not matter if they claim their mobile phone is broke, on an oil rig, deployed in a combat zone or any other excuse. The FACT is you have no idea if the person you are chatting with is the person in the photos or who they claim to be. In the real world, you are dating an UNIDENTIFIED STRANGER.
You can make up all the excuses in the world as to why the person you are dating cannot chat on video. However, the truth is, you have placed yourself in a situation in a vulnerable position where a stranger you met online can defraud you.
The question to ask yourself now is are you dating a fraud?
Many victims want me to identify the romance scammer as well as locate them. Unfortunately, finding and identifying is very difficult. To start with, they know how to cover their tracks by using prepaid phones, virtual private networks, dump emails, socializing on sites like hangouts, and other mobile apps. They are professional criminals!
Another problem is scammers typically work in groups. Which means you have more than likely been chatting with more than one person. Therefore, the search is not for one individual but could be for multiple.
If you lost money in a romance scam, I suggest you do not spend time or money searching for the scammer. It is best to focus on what matters most, which is the recovery of your funds. If you want me to search for the subject, understand it is not guaranteed.
The first question you need to ask yourself after you met a person on the internet is, are they a romance scammer. The second question is, how do you know if they are, or not? Common sense tells us a video will identify them or not; however, scammers are crafty and know how to work around videos.
If you become involved with a person you met online, it is essential to remember they are an unidentified stranger, and nothing more. If you do not take action to confirm their identity, you put yourself and your life savings at risk. Know who you date, before it is too late.
In less than 24 hours, I can identify if they are real or fake.
To request service, prepay currency of choice. Email their photos, mobile number, email address, and the story they tell you about themselves.
Sometimes curiosity comes alive and knowing who the identity of the person in the photo is essential. I can search beyond the standard reverse image options. However, there are never any guarantees in this type of search.
To request a search, choose the currency of choice and email me the photos.
Privacy Expert, Frank M. Ahearn explains how to identify a romance scammer.