Spotting scammers is getting harder – but there are still ways to ensure you stay safe, Brooks says.Q: Is there an easy way to spot scammers from ‘normal’ daters? If scammers have made it onto a dating site, its because the profile looks normal. If they want you to get off the dating site asap – and communicate by email, say – that’s a sign. Older women, because its tough to find a hot older gentleman. Bear in mind that its the scammers job to get users off the site asap.
A Hawks team seized three phones and three laptops from his apartment in Rochester Road, Table View.
Preyed on lonely women He admitted in his plea that he used online dating site Match.
Letters are exchanged between the scammer and victim until the scammer feels they have groomed the victim enough to ask for money.
This might be for requests for gas money or bus and airplane tickets to travel to visit the victim, medical expenses, education expenses etc.
Besides sifting through electronic evidence for 16 counts of fraud, investigators had to contend with Ifediora flushing a sim card down the toilet when he was arrested in June.
He later admitted the sim card held incriminating evidence against him.
Upon finding victims, scammers lure them to more private means of communication, (such as providing an e-mail address) to allow for fraud to occur.
The fraud typically involves the scammer acting as if they've quickly fallen for the victim so that when they have the opportunity to ask for money, the victim at that time has become too emotionally involved, and will have deep feelings of guilt if they decline the request for money from the scammer.
He was sentenced to 12 years in jail, wholly suspended for five years, and had to pay back what he took from the victims.
The two women in their 50s, both from Texas in the USA, sent him expensive gadgets and money.
There is usually the promise that the fictitious character will one day join the victim in the victim's country.