East european dating scams

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Another reason that call centers aren’t used earlier in romance scams: Hiring one is expensive.The call center pictured above charges per call, payable only in Bitcoin.

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The vendor of the fraud package advertises a guaranteed response rate of at least 1.2 percent, and states that customers who average 30 scam letters per day can expect to earn roughly ,000 a week.

During his week in the city Shaun witnessed one man getting dragged around on expensive platonic dates only to leave with no relationship and significantly emptier wallet.

Another one simply could not contact his online crush.

Then there are dozens of pre-fabricated excuses for not talking on the phone, an activity reserved for the final stretch of the scam when the fraudster typically pretends to be stranded at the airport or somewhere else en route to the target’s home town.

“Working with dozens of possible outcomes, they carefully lay out every possible response, including dealing with broke guys who fell in love online,” said Alex Holden, the security expert who intercepted the romance scam package.

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