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How to Recognize a Scam Artist The relationship may not be what you think, especially if your sweetheart: – wants to leave the dating site immediately and use personal email or IM – claims love in a heartbeat – claims to be from the U.S., but is traveling or working overseas – plans to visit, but is prevented by...

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The Bait: These messages are the butt of late night jokes, but people still respond to them. The people behind these messages claim to be officials, businesspeople, or the surviving spouses of former government honchos in Nigeria or another country whose money is tied up temporarily. They offer to transfer lots of money into your...

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Wiring money – through companies like 360monex, MoneyGram and Western Union – is like sending cash. Once it’s gone, you can’t get it back. That’s one reason scammers often insist that people wire money, especially to addresses overseas. It’s nearly impossible to reverse the transfer, trace the money, or track the recipients. For descriptions of...

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