Oregon Law and Dating: The “Sweetheart Scam”

Online Dating: On the Internet, no one knows you’re a crumbum:

The Oregon Attorney General posted this a few days before Valentine’s Day:

He Loves Me; He’s Trying To Steal My Money; He Loves Me . . .,” February 11, 2010

Excerpt: “It’s love at first type. The “sweetheart scam” is a ruthless and increasingly common rip-off perpetrated by con artists across the globe. Posting fake internet dating profiles, these con artists troll chat rooms, dating sites and social networking sites looking to cash-in on love….”(link to full media release)

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