b) People who are defrauded keep quiet about it out of their shame.c) Sometimes, if they do report it, or talk about it, to friends, family, or even law enforcement, they are told they are "dumb" to fall for such a thing, and treated as the criminal themselves!I have no friends left because I didn't heed their warning, I lost my home, sold the majority of my personal possessions and am now living with my ex-husbands parents basement with my special needs son. I hope with all my heart that he hasn't gotten to anyone else.He used two supposed immigration officers, as recipients for the money.He had to go to Nigeria to buy oil for this new company that he was starting. Actually, I have had nothing but bad luck, including losing about ,000, my home, personal possessions, and the only safety and security that I had built for me and my son.I did all on the promise that he was coming to the states to make things right. I have to file bankruptcy to try and bring my life up to "zero" again.
The person you may feel you "fell in love" with simply does not exist.These are a sample of the heartbreak resulting from romance scammers.I am pretty sure that I have fallen victim to an internet dating site scammer. I was flattered considering that he was quite handsome, and from Florida.After you discover the scam you may have questions regarding the person you were talking to, the money you may have sent, the checks you may have cashed, how to report the scammer or just how the scam works.This is a section that can answer those questions and direct you to other areas on our site that will have more details on how to understand aftermath of a romance scammer.