We wish it was possible to say that everyone knows about scammers and their attempts at using the web to extort money from victims, but unfortunately not everyone is aware which is why they continue to try different tactics and still people become victims.
One way that scammers now trying to target people is through the use of dating sites and this is carried out predominantly by females known as dating scammers who are trying to target males however the fight back begins. People are now beginning to turn the tables on the scammers in an attempt to gain more details in preparation for reporting them and there is a way to do this.
It is known as scamming the scammers and when the first suspicious email arrives the first thing to do is reply to it. This sets the bait and gets the scammer thinking that you are potentially going to fall for their plan and if they reply with suspicious emails it is time to step up the pace. Create a free email account under a different name and send a friendly email explaining how much you miss them and how you are ready and waiting to send them the money, making it clear that all you need is their bank account details. This will certainly whet the appetite of the scammer and to make it more authentic you can always add a picture of someone else claiming it is you!
The chances are the scammer will use an automatic script to reply to your email but then again they may have found it so touching that they may reply with their bank account details if they do then it really is game on.
The idea is to keep the scammer clinging on to the hope that you will provide your bank account details but essentially they will want your money after all, these romance scams prey on the vulnerable. They don’t want to waste their time chasing you by sending out multiple emails but if you can keep them interested then they will persevere.
The idea is to scam the scammer and keep them going for as long as possible, this is done by stalling them with lies and excuses. This will waste their time and energy to the point that you will be able to gather as much information as possible. This will increase the chances of exposing and identifying the scammer.
Every email has to be based around the fact that you have every intention of sending the money but each and every time you send an email there is absolutely no need to send any money or details. Give excuses such as bank problems, work problems, computer problems etc. Any excuse will do, use your imagination. If the scammer continues to reply then keep the game going, wasting time and gaining important information is the key here and every minute they spend replying to you is time they don’t have trying to scam other people.