Scammer will often send an official looking email that appears to come from Disabled World, offering a guarantee, certifying a seller, providing payment services - all such emails are fakes! A person offers a genuine-looking (but fake) cashier's check you receive an email offering to buy your item sight unseen.A cashier's check is offered for your sale item, as a deposit and the value of the cashier's check often far exceeds your item - scammer offers to "trust" you, and asks you to wire the balance via money transfer service.
We recommend that you never send money or any other support to any user for any reason.
I was on (a dating site) and 3 of my matches were scammers from Nigeria (S. email address xxxx phone number xxx-xxx-xxx-xxxx) his wallet was stolen with all of his money so he asked me to send him $250 which I did.
Someone requests wire service payment via Western Union or Money Gram: Often claim that an MTCN or confirmation code is needed before he can withdraw your money - this is FALSE, once you've wired money, it is GONE.
Common countries participating in online scams currently include: Nigeria, Romania, Ukraine, Spain, UK, Italy, Netherlands - but could be anywhere in the world. A person offers to send you a money order and then have you wire money - this is ALWAYS a scam, the cashier's check is FAKE sometimes accompanies an offer of merchandise, sometimes not scammer often asks for your name, address, etc for printing on the fake check. A seller suggests use of an online escrow service, most online escrow sites are FRAUDULENT, operated by scammers. A seller asks for a partial payment upfront, after which he will ship goods they say they trust you with the partial payment and may say that they have already shipped the goods. A foreign company offers you a job receiving payments from customers.
Disabled World members should get to know a potential date well before agreeing to meet.
Initial meetings should use common sense, such as meeting in a public place or be with a friend. Be aware of classified buyers and sellers especially anyone offering a cashiers check over the asking price and requesting you send the extra funds to Nigeria or another country.
AVOID DEALS INVOLVING SHIPPING OR ESCROW SERVICESDisabled World does not handle payments, guarantee transactions, provide escrow services, or offer "buyer protection" or "seller certification"Most scams involve one or more of the following: An inquiry from someone far away, often in another country.
Western Union, Money Gram, cashier's check, money order, shipping, escrow service, or a "guarantee".
Today there are no online dating sites that are free of scammers.
Regardless if you are new to the internet dating world or a veteran, you should always read up on scams and the new techniques to part you and your money.
These scammers politely promise tons of money in exchange for help moving large sums of money out of their country.