American Citizen Services is contacted daily regarding financial scams originating from overseas.While such schemes have long existed, the advent of the internet has greatly increased their prevalence.
The art student will then pressure you to buy their artwork and will demand some sort of compensation for their hospitality before you leave.
Internet Dating and Romance Scam A person you meet online claims to live outside of the U. and professes friendship, romantic interest, and/or marriage intentions over the Internet.
All types of advance-fee scams have one point in common - the targeted person is led to believe that he or she has a chance to attain something of very great personal value (financial reward, a romantic relationship, etc) in return for a small up-front monetary outlay.
As a general rule, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
Individual Americans have lost considerable money on these scams, ranging from a few hundred dollars to hundreds of thousands of dollars.