Scammers can take months before they ask you for money. They try to gain your full trust and love by giving your their time and sending lovely morning text messages.
Well, the time frame differs. Some scammers might want to groom or nurse you for some time before asking for money. While some might go straight in begging for money a few days after you guys started talking.
Note that some of them might not ask for money but they will want your details (driver’s license, state id, and other personal details). They could also ask for iTunes, Google Play, Steam Cards, and Credit cards.
All these are red flags and should be noted.
Romance scams are one of the most common scams on the internet. Many innocent women and men have fallen for these scams and lost thousands of dollars.
Watch out for this red flags below.
- Military, doctor, oil rig, engineer or contractor
- calls you honey, baby, babe, or my queen
- falls in love with you quickly
- has no one in the world
- is a celebrity, has an important job but is able to chat hours with your
- wants to send you money
- can’t video call or it is short or has excuses of camera or phone bad
- starts sentence with ‘AM’
- widow, wife died of cancer or car accident
- child in boarding school or with relative
- many sob stories, lost wallet, can’t access money, no food, needs help with medical bills
- says “age is just a number”
- they are hot and you are not
- shows passport or driver’s license as proof of ID
- ask for your driver’s license, state ID, or bank details.