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.
Sofiya then sent me a photo of herself with her mother, a photo of her as a little child etc to try and prove that she was genuine and she even telephoned me in the middle of the night!
I felt sorry for her and unfortunately we re-commenced our communication.
Finally, the FBI advises not to send money through any wire transfer service to someone you met online.
If you believe you are the victim of an online dating scam or any Internet facilitated crime, please file a report at
I checked the immigration policy in Australia and we actually do have a requirement to pay security bond when application for visa is lodged in certain countries including Russia.
I therefore totally believed her and paid ,350 AUD through Western Union on .
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