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Cheating Partner Scam: How It Works

Imagine this scenario. One day you get a Facebook message, email or phone call from somebody claiming she/he wants to help you. After introducing themselves they say the reason for the call is that your partner (they will give your partner’s full real name) is cheating on you.

What do you do? You’ve been together for quite some time and everything seemed to be fine. The caller might even give proof that they know exactly who your partner is, describing them perfectly.

You are upset and eager to know more, right? They are willing to give you the whole story if you pay them. Depending on how serious your relationship is, that’s where you might be willing to “invest” a few hundred dollars in your future.

That’s how several victims fall for this scam, as nothing happens after wiring the money. The crooks found their targets on websites like Facebook or Twitter, where victims post their relationship status and phone numbers (or email addresses) without using the privacy settings.

Cheating Partner Scam: How It Works

If you are in a really sound relationship, you will know straight away there is no truth in this. If you have any doubts, offer to meet in person, so you can put a face to the cash extortion, then file a police complaint.


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