The virtual world has become popular amongst society, with billions of people accessing the Internet on a daily basis to perform essential tasks, meet online friends, or simply scroll through social media. Since many people browse the internet, scammers have come up with more creative ways to scam the online community out of their hard-earned cash. One popular scam that has tricked many people is the romance scam. This is why it’s important to know what they are and to share your romance scam stories with Social Catfish at ShareMyStory@socialcatfish.com to help spread awareness. Keep reading to learn more about how this will help our audience.
What are Romance Scams?
The most common way scammers scam people is by pretending to be someone they aren’t (catfishing) and scrolling through online dating sites. They make random people fall in love with them quickly by saying the most romantic things, then ask for money countless times.
Once the victim has no more money left to give them, they block them off of everything and run away before they can get caught. These types of scammers are called romance scammers, and each one has a different story and excuse as to why they need your money. Many educated people have fallen for this and have different stories to share so that our audience can prevent getting scammed.
Why Should You Share Your Romance Scam Stories with Social Catfish?
1. You get to be featured on one of our YouTube videos!
In this awesome video above, this person was able to share their story with our audience and educate them on what to watch out for. The person in the video talks about the signs the scammer showed when catfishing them, what they said their career was, the excuses as to why they needed money, and more to let our audience know more of what romance scammers do.
Maybe someone is going through something similar, and watching this video will help them realize they are talking to a scammer before giving them any money. By being on one of our YouTube videos, you’ll get to help other people save their bank account and block the scammer before they are taken advantage of.
2. You get to be featured on one of our blog posts!
Similar to our YouTube video, people can read your YouTube interview on our blog and learn from what you had to go through. They are able to read your story, your experiences, and how the scam happened so that they can watch out for these similar signs when online dating.
Click here for the blog post that went with the video above.
It’s an article all about you and what you had to go through to let our audience know they aren’t alone. They too could also be talking to a romance scammer without knowing it. Maybe after reading the article you are featured in, that there are similar signs between your romance scammer and the person they are talking to.
3. Your romance scam stories will educate our audience on the signs of romance scams!
There are plenty of signs that a romance scammer shows when talking to their victims. They never want to video chat and come up with excuses as to why they can’t meet you in person. Maybe they are supposedly in the military or work overseas at an oil rig. Maybe they are going through an emergency and really need the money right now. They could’ve also been romantic with you and told you how much they loved you after only a week of knowing you.
These could be signs that you have witnessed in your relationship with the romance scammer. If they are, then this is a perfect opportunity for you to tell our audience exactly what happened in your situation in case they are going through the same thing.
4. You’ll get to help us end romance scams once and for all.
At Social Catfish, our goal is to end romance scams once and for all. We know that if more people knew the real-life stories of how romance scams happen, that they will be able to take your story and apply it to their online dating experience. They would be able to warn their friends and family members which could spread into those people telling their loved ones and so-on.
Eventually, we want everyone across the globe to know the signs of when they are being romance scammed and how to prevent it. That way, romance scammers won’t be able to take advantage of innocent people since everyone would know the signs to watch out for and how to avoid them.
5. Social Catfish will help you figure out if the person in your romance scam stories is actually a romance scammer.
If you agree to share your story on our YouTube video and blog post, we will use our search specialist and reverse search toolbar to confirm that you are indeed talking to a romance scammer. Social Catfish can look up any name, email address, phone number, social media username, and/or image to see if who you are talking to is a real person.
If this is all something you would be interested in, email our team at ShareMyStory@socialcatfish.com. We would love to hear from you and would love to share your experiences with our audience. Together, we can educate people on how to avoid romance scams and put an end to romance scammers once and for all.