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Los estafadores del romance dejan los corazones rotos y las cuentas bancarias vacías y así desprestigian el amor. Ahora que ya sabes cuánta gente sufre las estafas de romance y cómo detectarlas, toma medidas anti-estafa para este Día de los Enamorados. Ya sea que te estés preguntando si esa persona interesante que te acaba de mandar un mensaje es de carne y hueso, esperando los descuentos en chocolates del 15 de febrero o pensando en los amigos que están haciendo citas en el mundo en línea, estos son algunos mensajes sobre las estafas de romance para aprender y compartir.

  • Si un enamorado virtual que nunca viste personalmente te pide dinero, es una estafa. Sin importar la historia que te cuenten.
  • Nunca le envíes dinero ni regalos a alguien que no conozcas personalmente — ni siquiera si esa persona te envía dinero primero.
  • Únicamente los estafadores te dicen que compres tarjetas, hagas transferencias de dinero o compres criptomonedas. Y una vez que envíes ese dinero, no podrás recuperarlo.
  • Habla con alguien de tu confianza sobre este nuevo amor y presta atención si se preocupa por ti.
  • Reporta las estafas de romances al sitio de redes sociales de citas y a la FTC en ReporteFraude.ftc.gov.

Más información en ftc.gov/estafasderomances. Y comparte esta serie de artículos del blog, el video y los gráficos con la gente que pudiera necesitarlos, aunque tú no los necesites.

26 Comments

flowergirl
February 12, 2021
Romance scammers will also court you with flowers and gifts before they start asking you for money. I work in the floral industry and we see this often. They will place an order for flowers on a website, and will include stuffed animals and chocolates to make a big impression. Then they pay for it all with a stolen credit card.
White dove
February 13, 2021

En respuesta a por flowergirl

Sounds like a couple people I know have moved on to new ways to scam me right in front of my face. People these days have really lost their moral compass it seems no one cares about people anymore only there pocketbook. Money is the root of all evil.
Yadira M
February 12, 2021
Ellos me han pedido dinero de un problema que me lo devuelven , y le compre una tarjeta de 100.y otro 1500 le depositaste a una cuenta, que no pueden abcesar a su cuenta.
Huskymom
February 12, 2021
I still have yet to hear back from the FTC regarding my complaint filed close to a year ago. Romance scams are a hard lesson learned. Not many people are aware of this till it happens to them. This message needs to be more wide spread in the advertising world. It's not only hurtful but costly!
Johnnyque
February 13, 2021
I just realized I’ve been scammed out of over $125,000 over the last 6 months or so. I met a man online....name Is Gary Walters....has anyone else heard of this person. Supposed to be in US Army in Afghanistan and supposed to be coming home soon but no firm date. Claims needs money for shipping charges and duties and that’s how I got scammed. It was a smooth operator cause the stories seemed logical and at least partially verifiable. I’ve been scammed out of my entire life savings. I realize how I was vulnerable to a con artist. These people are the lowest form of life there is as they take advantage of a vulnerable population and believable stories. Then they get their claws in you and never let go. Has anyone else fell prey or heard of Gary Walters in the Army in Afghanistan?
Helen
February 13, 2021
A mi me pasa lo mismo con un tal Kevin Max, militar en Siria según el
concern
February 15, 2021
Talking to a Patrick Williams anyone know him.
Fedupwithlove
February 17, 2021
I have been talking to a Randy C from ohio. Who said he was divorced. Getting ready to sell his business and retire. Met on farmersonly and within a week, he wanted to chat on whatsapp only. 1 week later, he went to Ireland for work? Has been there almost 2 weeks and has a major financial crisis. He needs 10000. The stuff he tells me, makes no sense to me. I refused to send money and I get, the old "you are the only one to help me". Arent there any truthful men anymore?
AdamD
February 18, 2021
Any one know Roman Carter
Mary
February 19, 2021
Someone had a Jeffery Light?
María
February 16, 2021
Canadiense guapo, alto,canoso, con barba blanca. Alrededor de 55 años. Dice vivir en Siena, Italia. Viudo con hija de 18 años. Canta muy bien. Lo digo porque os mandará un video cantando. En Siena dice tener en un vivero. Se ha ido a Turquía a comprar flores y claro...tiene problemas económicos. Primero me pide 3.000€, luego su hija le ayuda pero le siguen faltando 1,500€. Al negarme,no le quiero y soy lo peor. Contactó por Facebook, se hace llamar Fuad endris (Johnson).
TJ
February 22, 2021
Mike Tim Boyd General in Army for 39 years. In Yemen?
Supiotter
February 22, 2021
So many scamming!I too was hit in the pocket and heart!Most devastating thing to ever happen!Still trying to mend.People the truth is if it seems to good to be true,it is! NEVER SEND ANY CARDS OR MONEY IF YOU HAVE NOT MET! They are professionals! All I got was lies and laughing emojis from Gray Allen but uses many names.I wish we all could post pictures ,the names are fabricated!!! Help us!!!
usuario
March 18, 2021
Cuidado en tinder con una persona llamada mike thompson, 46 años ,de florida . Pide dinero para pagar su maleta retenida en turkia. No le di nada . pero insistia mucho. tener cuidado
Neveragain
February 24, 2021
I have been talking with Arnold Stones Robinson in the US Army, currently in Saudi Arabia, previously in Afghanistan and before that in Libya. Apparently has a 9 year old daughter. I have tried to find this guy but can’t find him anywhere. I have lost almost 12k to his scams. Thankfully this voice in my head kept telling me to say no. I was going to report him to the FTC but I know they will never be able to get my money back! Lesson learned!! Never again!!
Cautious Don't…
February 26, 2021
Anyone been talking to Ashley Krompart.
Ellie Dálida
September 24, 2021
Me contacta por Instagram hombre de 45 años, muy guapo, divorciado con 2 hijos, dice que es estadounidense de Florida, Médico Neurocirujano, que esta en la base militar de Reyno Unido, trabaja para médicos sin fronteras, me cuenta su vida. Que esta proximo a dejar de estar allí, que le darán sus vacaciones y quiere venir a mi país conmigo. Me pidió una tarjeta de Itunes para poder jugar y me comenta que no puede salir de la base militar. Me dice que pague los gastos de envió de dinero 220 dolares para un deposito de quince mil dolares, me da una cuenta de Italia Bank name Poste italieane Name: Emmanuel Augustina codice IBAN: IT68M3608105138255031055038 Bnk identify code: Siena53100 Swiftcode: BPPIITRRXXX Me envia fotos, ademas de que me dijo que queria casarse conmigo, en su perfil puso mi foto junto a la de él, por supuesto no le creí, lo bloquee y lo elimine así como la aplicación de Instagram. Sí ya tienen detectado esto les dejo la cuenta para que hagan algo al respecto.
knowbetter
April 07, 2021

En respuesta a por Cautious Don't…

Talked to her until she wanted money sent with a gift card on hangouts. Ended it there.
faked out
February 26, 2021
jeweler from Kansas City in Turkey needs money, has accident, buying gold needs help getting it shipped .... will marry as soon as he returns. Instant love. Found on dating site.
Don't use your…
March 01, 2021
Have been corresponding with Dr. Raymond Roe in Kabul. Just like all the others asking for money to retrieve a suitcase with 2.5 mil. Anyone know of him
Katie
March 09, 2021
More of a question than a comment. Throughout this blog there are so many comments about scammers directing the victim to move correspondence to GOOGLE HANGOUTS. Why is this? Is this a site that should always be avoided?
Cutie Patootie
March 19, 2021
Jason Bull Marine in Syria will retire in weeks. Anyone else talking to him?
Mkeen
August 10, 2021
Does anyone know Harry Hofman? He got me on Google chat,because it is private! Now he is asking me for money to fly home to the States from Yemen. Please help