Online Fraudulent Investment, Internet Dating Theft.
Online Investment Fraud And Online Dating.
Your Internet Romance Partner, scammers will always try to tempt
you or other victims with fantastic deals and will often provide
supporting information via a brochure, website or fake certificate
Some Warning Signs Of Online
Your Internet Romance Partner may
pressure and utilize your romantic emotions. They will then insist
that there is sense of urgency and only a very few individuals can
enter this deal. They also stress and try to convince their online
romance victims that they need to invest quickly.
Internet Romance Partner has an overseas accounts where both you
investments and profits can grow without being overtaxed. Both today
and in the past, this was a common indicator that the investment was
fraudulent was when investors were instructed by the scammer to send
money to accounts based overseas. Be on your guard.
point in Internet Romance Partner, will have an emergency which just
occurred. Your love interest will states that a close family member
- most like a child had an emergency. Your Internet Romance Partner
or love interest will then ask you for ANOTHER investment OR LOAN.
To show commitment to your relationship he/she will sign over their
interest in the INITIAL - FAKE INVESTMENT. Thus you are being
doubled scammed by your Internet Romantic Partner.
Internet Fraud, Ways Investors Can Be Tricked Online: Scroll
Online Investment Newsletters.
legitimate online newsletters may contain valuable information,
others are tools for fraud.
Some companies pay online
newsletters to "tout" or recommend their stocks. Touting isn't
illegal as long as the newsletters disclose who paid them, how much
they're getting paid, and the form of the payment, usually cash or
stock. But fraudsters often lie about the payments they receive and
their track records in recommending stocks.
promoters may claim to offer independent, unbiased recommendations
in newsletters when they stand to profit from convincing others to
buy or sell certain stocks. They may spread false information to
promote worthless stocks. To learn more, read our tips for checking
Online Bulletin Boards.
boards are a way for investors to share information. While some
messages may be true, many turn out to be bogus - or even scams.
Fraudsters may use online discussions to pump up a company or
pretend to reveal "inside" information about upcoming announcements,
new products, or lucrative contracts.
You may never know for
certain who you're dealing with, or whether they're credible,
because many sites allow users to hide their identity behind
multiple aliases. People claiming to be unbiased observers may
actually be insiders, large shareholders, or paid promoters. One
person can easily create the illusion of widespread interest in a
small, thinly traded stock by posting numerous messages under
Internet Fraud, Ways Investors Can
Be Tricked Online:
Pump and Dump Schemes.
"Pump and dump" schemes have two parts. In the first, promoters try
to boost the price of a stock with false or misleading statements
about the company. Once the stock price has been pumped up,
fraudsters move on to the second part, where they seek to profit by
selling their own holdings of the stock, dumping shares into the
These schemes often occur on the Internet where it is
common to see messages urging readers to buy a stock quickly. Often,
the promoters will claim to have "inside" information about a
development that will be positive for the stock. After these
fraudsters dump their shares and stop hyping the stock, the price
typically falls, and investors lose their money.
dump schemes typically involve little-known microcap companies.
Spam - junk e-mail - often is used to promote bogus
investment schemes or to spread false information about a company.
With a bulk e-mail program, spammers can send personalized messages
to millions of people at once for much less than the cost of cold
calling or traditional mail.
Many scams, including advance
fee frauds, use spam to reach potential victims.