“We strongly urge American citizens to be very cautious about sending money to people who claim to be Americans in trouble in Malaysia,” it said, adding that there is little that can be done to recover the money lost.
The embassy did not provide the number of Americans that have fallen victim to scams operating in Malaysia.
Treat any and all new online relationships with caution and common sense.2. If you feel gross about what you are doing, it will come across when you are meeting men. Tell someone you are close to what you are doing and especially if you take your online experience offline. Don’t sabotage yourself by not knowing when enough is enough and getting in over your head.
Just because you find someone you are compatible with online doesn’t mean you know them yet.
PETALING JAYA: The United States embassy in Malaysia has posted a warning on its website of an increasing number of Americans falling victims to scams originating here.
In its statement, the embassy said the scammers’ typical modus operandi included contacting their potential victims through the internet, including dating sites, and posing as fellow American citizens in need.