This is one of the oldest and most known catfishing profiles that originally started with mail then, fax and then email.
Some are ready to hit the dating scene early while others take a long time.
Little wonder then, that senior dating is a phenomenon increasingly on the Internet.
The latest version of this scam are people posing as your relatives on Facebook telling you that they know a wealthy person that needs money because to move because they don’t currently have access to their money.
These are the worst types of the catfish scams and always involved a request for personal information or to send money.
Another version of this story is that the prince needs to store the money temporarily in order to hide the money.
They ask for personal bank information in order to transfer the money and then steal money.
This is one of the easiest scams to catch but, so many people fall for it each year because it plays into their emotions.
A typical Russian bride scam plays out where you are contacted by a women (it can be a man too) who is looking for an American mate to marry and settle down with.
After a specified time, they start asking for money for things like internet (because it’s supposedly expensive in their country) plane tickets, travels expenses, etc.
Another example is where the scammer will contact you, start developing feelings really quickly and then disappear.
“Martyn said the moment he saw me he knew I was the girl for him.