You will then be requested to send a large amount of money for treatment and promises that you will be paid back ASAP.It's a scam, don't send a cent, cease contact and report the scammer.Anti-scam Web sites contain a slew “testimonials” from “lonely heart” victims who have been scammed out of money, sometimes thousands of dollars, after “falling in love” with the actress.Amazingly, for some, their affection lingers even after they’ve discovered the ruse.“I truly wish Josie all joy and happiness,” wrote one victim.She also does a lot of webcam or web chat work, which is perfect for scammers.They stream the video on sites like Skype to add credibility to their characters.
A romance scam involves any individual with false romantic intentions toward a victim in order to gain their trust and affection for the purpose of obtaining the victim’s money or access to their bank accounts or credit cards.Efforts to contact the real Josie were also unsuccessful. She posts a warning on her Web site and urges her fans not to fall for any frauds. Even so, in her short career she is almost legendary among a small cottage industry of Web sites dedicated to unmasking online dating frauds.We reached out to her and her UK modeling agency through Facebook, but we were blocked by both. Indeed, it’s a big business on both sides of the fence.Their understanding of computer technology is usually fairly sophisticated.They sometimes also use forged documents to convince victims they are speaking to a real person. If it seems too good to be true, then it probably is.