They may use sophisticated designs and layouts, possibly stolen logos, and even a ‘au’ domain name and stolen Australian Business Number (ABN).The biggest tip-off that a retail website is a scam is the method of payment.They will painstakingly craft a fake profile and begin targeting people that are looking for love.
All old stories (more than a few months old) are compiled together as alphabetical archive, and now include photos of women-scammers and links to related articles.
Online classified websites promote the sale of goods and services, but allow sellers and potential buyers to negotiate on a price outside of the website.
Scammers may pose as genuine sellers and post fake ads for anything, such as rental properties, pets, used cars, boats, bikes, caravans and horses.
A fraud is sweeping online dating sites, according to a special report in this month’s issue of Glamour Magazine.
The scam typically works like this: A con artist, usually based in an Internet cafe overseas, will lift a photo from Facebook or another social networking site.