Victims were later sent a link to a website where those conversations were posted, along with photos, their phone numbers, and claims that they were “cheaters.” In order to have that information removed, victims were told they could make a payment—but there is no indication that the other side of the bargain was upheld.
While the FBI and other federal partners work some of these cases—in particular those with a large number of victims or large dollar losses and/or those involving organized criminal groups—many are investigated by local and state authorities.
For weeks, even months, you may chat back and forth with one another, forming a connection. But ultimately, it’s going to happen—your new-found “friend” is going to ask you for money.
So you send money..rest assured the requests won’t stop there.
We strongly recommend, however, that if you think you’ve been victimized by a dating scam or any other online scam, file a complaint with our Internet Crime Complaint Center (
Before forwarding the complaints to the appropriate agencies, IC3 collates and analyzes the data—looking for common threads that could link complaints together and help identify the culprits. Here are some tips on how to avoid becoming a victim of an online dating scam.
Most Edo men believe in their names living long after them. You can imagine a family like the popular bello-osagie where most of them are doing well.
Today,even those who do not belong to that family,but answer Osagie,have some kinda reputation cos most people tend to think they're from that family.
I'm from a large family also and my dad has as much as 15 kids(amongst which are 4 medical doctors/surgeons,1 accountant,1 lawyer,1 pharmacist,2 economists,2 engineers,2 business mgt graduates,etc) You do the maths and imagine how many grandchildren he would have. My parents had 5 of us, my uncle had 3, my brothers have 2 each. Your generalization is misguided, probably by your environment / where you reside. Lastly, all tribes and cultures have certain families that are extremely large for whatever reason.Binis traditionally were into agriculture hence the large family size which serve as cheap labour for their farms. I really can't say cos I'm not bini per say; I'm esan.This trend cannot just die like that but the number of children is reducing by generation. Marry me and I promise we won't have too many children. But I know from way back,it has always been a thing of pride for our men to father many children(since polygamy was almost like a culture to us).In addition to losing your money to someone who had no intention of ever visiting you, you may also have unknowingly taken part in a money laundering scheme by cashing phony checks and sending the money overseas and by shipping stolen merchandise (the forwarded package).In another recently reported dating extortion scam, victims usually met someone on an online dating site and then were asked to move the conversation to a particular social networking site, where the talk often turned intimate.
One request leads to another, and delays and disappointments will follow.