FBI Reveals Online Love Scams Increasing At Alarming Rate
More and more single women are falling for online love scams, according to the local San Diego FBI.
ABC 10 News in San Diego spoke to two women who fell for men promising eternal love while draining their savings account. The first women wished to remain anonymous because of the embarrassment of falling for a fake lover. She was in contact with a man who claimed to be a 64-year-old widow, Thomas Fischer from La Jolla. He pretended to be a business man on travel who claimed to be in need of emergency money.
Local FBI agent, Davene Butler warns that if you have not personally met them to beware and not send money. An increase of calls have come into the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) and the special agent calls the numbers “staggering.” IC3 received over 15,000 calls regarding online love scams in just one year.
The moral of this story is don’t give your heart and money out so easily.