Scam Baiting Dangers

The Dangers

We advise all victims to block, delete and move on. So many people do not take this warning seriously. People have said, “They are there, we are here, they can’t find me and I like messing with their heads”. We have been told by the FBI that was not true. Not only can they hack into your computer, they can steal your personal information (identity theft) along with having many viruses installed onto your computer. Depending on the amount of money that was involved in your original scam; you could be putting yourself in danger.

Most people want revenge on their romance scammer, so they try to scam back them. But in more cases then we would even like to remember, the victims still had feelings for their scammer and got sucked right back into the scam.

We were informed of a scam that was for big bucks, the victim was backing down and the threats escalated in the form of an itinerary of all of the person’s loved ones daily activities. This person’s family was being watched and common sense will tell you that can not happen unless someone are physically there watching them.

This is not fun and games. This is a war and they are not doing well, so they are escalating their efforts in a different manner. For the most part if you lost a few thousand dollars to them and then you cut off all connections you are pretty safe. But those who for revenge or just for sport continue to talk to them, the danger level will escalate.

Whether you want to realize it or not you are playing with people who have terrorist connections. The FBI admits that a portion of all money scammed is funnelled into terrorism. These scams pull in over 20 billion dollars a year into Nigeria.

Dangerous Consequences

  • A victim whose scammer set her up with a business web site to sell cell phone, and published her personal telephone number on that site. She could not shut the site down because she did not pay for it or set it up. She was terrorized by this.
  • They have talked their victims into believing they have changed their ways and have fallen in love. Come to Africa and we will be together for ever. Some have traveled to Nigeria because they believed, they were robbed, raped, beaten and murdered.
  • A victim who sponsored her scammer on a green card to come to her country, lost everything she owned including her home, job, savings, and her young child was molested by the scammer.

Quotes by Victims

“I have been corresponding with a scammer for over a month now. I am a cop and while I know I am a professional, things have come to a dangerous level. Threats are being made etc. and this guy knew from day one that I was a cop. So please, please do not bait or seek revenge.”

“Well, I went back with my scammer, and finally got scammed. I had reported him earlier as a potential scammer, and took him out of my life. He came back, and I fell for it. I have sent him $2000.00 cash.”

Written by Chelsea King

Chelsea has been a direct victim of romance scams herself losing over $35,000 in a span of a year in 2015. She joined and took over operations of in 2015. She brings first-hand experience in studying romance scams, and also experience in vetting dating sites for legitimacy. Read more of Chelsea's articles.

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