This organized crime report by Les Henderson includes credit card fraud, check kiting, tax fraud, money laundering, mail fraud, counterfeit money orders, check fraud and other who's who true crimes of persuasion.
A man who claimed to be an al Qaeda insider before saying he made it all up has been arrested on suspicion of carrying out a £1m e Bay scam.
Don't answer their phone calls, block all of their emails (or send them to a folder reserved for future litigation purposes), and don't reply to their instant messages whether in a chat program, on your cell phone or at a dating site.
Make hard copies of everything the dating scammer gave or sent to you, and keep them in a file or binder for safe keeping.
Hassan Butt is accused of conning thousands of people on the online auction website who purchased i Phones, i Pads and games consoles from him which never turned up.
He was arrested in Manchester by counter terrorism officers from Scotland Yard in September last year in relation to a company called Mi Genie, which sold electronic goods on e Bay in the run up to Christmas 2014, the Hundreds of customers reportedly contacted e Bay to complain that they had paid but never received their goods and could not get in touch with the company. Butt’s business partner was also arrested in the raid in September and both have been bailed to a date in March.
Over the past several years the online dating landscape changed dramatically, which is due in large part to the proliferation of free online dating sites for every region, area of interest, and type of relationship sought.
You may also want to contact the local authorities, although they may not be able to help with much other than the documentation needed in the next step of this process.
Alternatively, you can post your dating scam story here.
A romance scam, dating scam or catfishing is a swindle where someone tries to lure another into giving them money through a dating site, email romance, or otherwise dating-related contact.
If you are concerned that you are currently being scammed, please check the Signs of a Dating Scam, first.
This listing is just one more collection point of close to 2000 Nigerian Advance Fee Scammer names which have been compiled.