"[He] sounded like he had a good background, hard worker," she said.Instead, the Minnesota woman found a man who conned her out of a small fortune, ,000, before they even met in person.The detection of false information by Fraud Investigators is fast becoming an industry.
According to the FBI, romance scams and similar confidence scams cost consumers more money than any other kind of Internet fraud.
In 2015, the last year for which data is available, consumers lost more than $200 million this way.
(KMSP) - If you ever wondered how someone can fall for a scam on the internet, blame social engineering.
Jean thought a dating site for people over 50 would be a safe place to meet a nice guy.
Our work in various areas of fraud for companies, organisations, and private individuals, has told us that Internet scams are taking over as the number one reason for people to instruct Link Investigations – we know what it takes to find the people responsible for faceless online betrayal of trust and theft of money.
Please call us on 01892 258 258 and we'll see what we can do for you. Alternatively, you can use the Contact Page to send us a message, and it will receive immediate attention.
Every investigation we carry out is strictly confidential, which means that under no circumstance we will ever reveal any detail of the investigation.
Moreover, the person who is being investigated will never find out about it.
The modern-day consumer and a surprising number of businesses up and down the country have been falling victim to some of the following, for years: Well, we at Link Investigations would disagree.
Certain fraud cases are tough to beat but years of expertise and a dedication to dealing with heartless and cruel acts of fraud have sharpened Link Investigations’ ability to track down hoaxers and solve numerous criminal fraud cases.
Thousands of people have been victimized by online romance scams and wind up not only embarrassed but with financial losses averaging more than ,000 per person. Not only do victims suffer emotionally and financially, but some may have long term effects resulting from an online romance scam.