Consumer Reports is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to helping consumers. The terrifying Tinder scam catching out countless Australians. I'd like to add that scammers often send quite lengthy, detailed messages at first. If you see several other sites with the photo pop up in the results, then you know that—at the very least—they're not using their own photo. If the person to whom you're talking refuses to use any mode of conversation except your phone number, there's a decent chance that they're more interested in the number than in the conversation.
He got no money.
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For example, they may claim to have a severely ill family member who requires immediate medical attention such as an expensive operation, or they may claim financial hardship due to an unfortunate run of bad luck such as a failed business or mugging in the street. Suspicious Spelling and Grammar Before contacting anyone on a dating site or over social media, take a hard look at their profile. It's a big amount. Thankfully, I am smart, no money was exchanged. Also known as the advance fee scam this is an oldie but a goody.