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The Steps in Place To Recover Your Stolen Money From an Online Dating Scam

Now, as Valentine’s Day approaches, love is in the air – and dating scams are to be found almost everywhere. It is simply when a person gets tricked into believing they’re in a romantic relationship with someone they met online.

Have you ever heard someone say ‘love hurts’? Yes, when it comes to dating scams, it’s true. A place where hearts are broken and bank balances are emptied. Now, as Valentine’s Day approaches, love is in the air – and dating scams are to be found almost everywhere. It is simply when a person gets tricked into believing they’re in a romantic relationship with someone they met online. The scammer basically uses the illusion of an intimate and romantic relationship to exploit the victim. Disgusting, we know! 

Perhaps they exist due to the growing power of digitalization. As the real world approached more towards the digital world in the coronavirus pandemic, self-seeker hackers found a chance of conducting fraudulent activities like these. In these difficult times, when the internet tried to be our lifeline, some extremely fake people were quick enough to take advantage, perhaps because pandemics limited the ability to meet in person. Nonetheless, in this period losses due to dating scams reached around £80 million receiving almost 32000 reports. Older people most often become a victim of this scam, and some don’t even realize it until it’s too late. 

Now, did someone scam you or anyone you know out of money and you don’t know what to do? Well, don’t worry, and don’t be afraid to talk about it, we at Chargeback Way have got you covered. Through an extensive research process, investigations and analysis, we can help you get your money back. How great is that!? So, let’s dive into how you basically get scammed, tips to remain safe, and the ways through which we will help you or your loved ones recover from it.

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If you’re someone who is into online dating, then you’re definitely at the right place. We can give you the best practices in identifying red flags as well as help you in recovering your stolen money from scammers!

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How Do These Dating Scams Work & The Dangers That Surround Them

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A big big thanks to online dating scams, your search for love but what do you even get? Empty bank balances, that’s it. However, sometimes others who are not even looking for love and are on other social media platforms get scammed and they say it all starts with an unexpected friend request. Strange! However, it all starts with a fake profile. Scammers put on appealing displays and begin reaching out to the victims through claiming similarities with them, common interest, and a mutual connection, Woah. Now once they have built a deeper understanding and so-called ‘relationship’, they start asking for money. Sooner or later, they for sure do.

They are actually extra skilled at playing with emotions and their stories are endless, putting never-ending pressure on the victims. In fact, with the uprising of Covid 19, some people even claimed money for medical emergencies, when in reality they were doing perfectly fine. You think you are helping someone when in reality you are just getting yourself stolen. Some of the most common examples of dating scams include fake dating sites that are filled with enormous scammers even if they claim to be legitimate. Another most popular example is photo scams where the scammer pressures and convinces the victim to send their contact information in exchange for the intimate photos of the scammer. How cheap!!?

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Do you know what is so unfortunate yet true? Online dating scams statistics depict that too many people have been in love that never ended in a ‘happily ever after’. In 2020 alone, due to covid and increased isolation periods, nearly 24000 people became the victim with almost 32000 reports. People have lost up to $304 million. Moreover, in 2021, the average individual loss was over $2400. Hence, regardless of in what way you get scammed, you can lose up to millions which is a lot of money!! You may think the money you have lost is impossible to recover because you might have never heard of us before.

However, please trust us. We know you may feel a very long-lasting emotional betrayal from someone you thought was your soulmate, but it’s okay. You are special and you are worthy of love. Scammers are the masters of manipulation. They are always hiding behind a mask and can go miles to ruin your lives. They can steal your video footage while video calls and blackmail you for life. In extreme cases, they can go to the extent of kidnapping later using confidential information to get access to your social media and bank accounts. How scary. We know this is very sensitive and personal, but If you ever had to go through such a situation, please let us know. We at Chargeback Way will do whatever we can to fight your battle. It would not only benefit you but would also provide you with steps to keep your loved ones around you safe. We will effectively and efficiently build your case that would get you your money back in days! Protect yourself and everyone around you so that this mishap never happens again.

We Will Trace Red Flags for You

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Watch out for the red flags, you never know how smoothly scammers have set traps for you. So, how is it possible that someone is so madly in love with you within a few days and that too online? Not in the real world? It’s nowhere closer to any possibility. Therefore, if someone confesses their feelings to you after just a few conversations, move away slowly. Sometimes, the person wants to leave the dating website and talk with you through text messaging. It’s a clear sign to leave them right away. Also, their messages are very poorly written, they depict no interest. Moreover, they do not keep promises. If someone just makes one excuse to not meet you, it sheds light on how disinterested they are.

The scammer would overload you with attention, too many texts and calls. Lastly, they would obviously lean towards asking for things. Sometimes it starts with smaller amounts and then the process is never-ending. Sometimes your friends or loved ones may also show signs that they are involved in a dating scam. For example, they start showing extreme emotions and loyalty towards someone they just met. Never let go of them and follow up. Secondly, they may start to hide away things and get self-isolated. Aggressiveness becomes a common part of their everyday nature. Lastly, would obviously start sending money to people they have never even met. Oops, time to get active!

If you’ve been scammed through an online dating app, then contact us to help you get your money back!

Has A Similar Case Occurred with You?

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Now, you must be wondering, does this really happen in the real world? So the answer is obviously yes. We live in a cruel world. In an article, a girl mentioned that once her brother was contacted by a man in Afghanistan and that person promised to come to see him if he sends him iTunes cards. Her brother did but that person never came and started making excuses after excuses.

Then that person claimed that his/her brother is illegally in jail and to get out they need US $8000 dollars. She writes that her brother sent the money and ever since then that person never contacted. Now, the writers’ brother should have noticed the signals the scammer conveyed such as he claimed he worked overseas and always had reasons as to why he needed money and why he couldn’t visit the victim even once.

What We Can All Do To Recover Funds After an Online Dating Scam

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Falling in love is amazing. But before you fall in love madly, consider the following pointers to keep you safe and sound. 

  1. Never accept requests from people you have never met or people you don’t know. In case you do, take relationships slowly. 
  2. Be aware of warning signs. What we mean is, please do not ignore red flags!! They never physically come to meet you and are far far away. They even ask for specific payment methods. Tada, time to leave them ASAP. 
  3. It may sound weird, but if they ask you for help, refer them elsewhere immediately. We mean, you have just met, they should not even think of asking for help. 
  4. Please be aware of privacy. Do not send them pictures, messages, or screenshots. If it’s risky, believe it is risky. 
  5. Kindly take advantage of your online presence. Keep sharing cybersecurity-related messages. The more they know about you, the more they get scared to approach you in the first place. 
  6. Don’t even think of paying anyone you have just met. Your financial information should be your biggest ally! Cancel out the usage of gift cards too. 
  7. Did you suspect something fishy? Cut off immediately. Report the dating app asap. 
  8. Even if you agree to meet them physically, tell everyone in your house that you are going. No one wants to be kidnapped, right? 
  9. How to report? Contact your bank instantly and collect any evidence before filing a police report. Knowing how to report can be empowering and gives you a sense of relief. 
  10. COME TO CHARGEBACK WAY. Your life would become a lot easier!!

DO YOU SUSPECT THAT SOMEONE HAD SCAMMED YOU?

If you have suspicions of a scam or phishing attack, you can rely on experts to help you with protection, mitigation, and fund recovery. You will feel safe knowing that experts with years of experience will be guiding you!

A Comprehensive & Integrative Strategy We Have in Place To Recover Funds From an Online Dating Scam

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We believe that it is never, absolutely never too late to save yourself from the blackmailing of your scammers. Thus, we encourage everyone to come to us if they have been scammed or are even in the process of getting scammed. Our agency makes use of an extensive and integrative recovery process where time is our utmost priority. Delaying someone’s case is something we have never supported and so taking quick and persistent action is what we are best at. We make sure you get the most professional recovery service available considering the laws and regulations in place. As we deeply believe in complete transparency, let’s talk about how we will take you through the whole process!

Reviewing request

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As soon as you report (online contact form on our website), your case will come under review. As said earlier, time is the key! So don’t worry, working on your case would start instantly. Perhaps, one of our expert team members would arrange a meeting with you where you can tell them everything in complete detail. This would create fewer problems and enable them to ask you whatever questions that are unclear. Once we know the request is valid, the refund process will begin! In this stage we will look at details concerning your case, the story of how the scammer reached out to you, which dating app were you using, were any other social apps involved.

Evidence collection

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A case is nothing without facts and evidence, thus our team members will dive into the scammer through your own footsteps to retain any information that could help strengthen our case. Firstly, we would make sure you get fake profiles shut down. As the process is automated, it makes it a lot easier. Any phone calls, images, screenshots, billings, conversations, invoices, and overall 

a digital footprint would be collected to make your case as strong as possible. In this stage, we will look for details specific to your case such as the following – 

  • The scammers social media profiles 
  • The chats and message exchanges between the person you were dating 
  • Money transfer records to the account of the person you had started building a relationship with 
  • Image proof and bank statements of transfers, him/her asking you for money, and other evidence.

Building the case

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Evidence collection is not enough, in fact, it is the starting point. It is where the paperwork starts and your information is structured in such a coherent and effective manner that it leaves zero chance of being objective by the financial institutions. This would require legal expertise from our members, and that is what we love to do! Here we will compile all the details concerning your case, starting with the story of how you met your scammer, we will outline a detailed narrative of the tactics he used to form an emotional bond with you and get into the nitty-gritty of how much he stole from you. If the stolen amount was in parts the entire timeline will be outlined as well. Additionally, we will compile the legal documents concerning this case too.

Money recovered

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Woohoo! Last stage. Here we decide on whether to go to the scammers ourselves or perhaps involve third parties. Our team members and partners around the world include intelligence analysts and people with special expertise and knowledge providing solutions to fraud within the ethical framework. Our agency has even partnered up with some amazing payment providers such as Paypal and transfers that can help us recover your amount to a great extent!

Get Your Money Back From an Online Dating Scam Today

If you believe that you are a victim of online dating fraud, trust me you are not alone and it is completely fine! We at Chargeback Way share the key responsibility of recovering funds you have lost. It is our pride to build cases tailored to you and your budget. After all, you don’t want your love story to end in a cybercrime, because everyone deserves a happily ever after. We also

provide guidance on where to get help and how to protect yourself from scams. Visit our website and spread the word to your loved ones to keep them safe!

We Can Help You

Victims of scams are stressed out because they don’t know what to do. We have the tools and experience to fight off scams, and our team can help you in getting your money back.

Please fill up the form now so that our team will get in touch with you.

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