Friday, March 15, 2013

Every day, more and more people around the world over becoming victims of romance scams, despite the increased knowledge and awareness of the risk.  How can this be?  I thought everyone knew about these scams?  The truth is, that even as internet users are learning more about the risks, criminals are learning even faster about what works, and how to land you as their next victim.  If you use social media or online dating, you’re at risk.  When you combined all the social network and online dating site users, the result is nearly 1/7th of the world’s population is a potential victim.  Major sites like Facebook and have millions of users, but there are thousands of other sites where criminals target victims.  If you’re online, you could be at risk.

Romania private investigators are in a good position to see the rising risk for fraud and scams.  Romania has been one of the fast growing countries for fraud and internet scams according to international private investigators and law enforcement in Eastern Europe.  A combination of tech savvy population in Romania, combined with poor economic conditions and beautiful Romanian women creates an environment ripe for fraud and romance scams.  Most of these scams target victims from the U.S., Canada and the U.K., but anyone can be a victim.  In additional to scams involving romance, Romanian criminals are excelling at business and investment scams, where fake and fraudulent websites, fictitious companies and other schemes are a threat.

The growth in Romania scams and fraud has thus far received much response from Romania police and government officials.  The fact is, the country, like many other countries, is ill prepared to battle the growing problem.  Educating the public on how to recognize and reduce the risk has been the most effective, but criminals are still learning new and effective ways to find victims.

Romania background checks seem to be the most effective answer to minimize the risk in the country.   Scammers are professional criminals that know the “know-how” well to gain your trust and eventually get your financial gain, whether they ask for it or not.  It often takes a professional to determine if the person you’re communicating with is legitimate or fraud.

If you’re involved in a personal relationship with a Romanian, considering during business in Romania or hiring a Romanian, it’s essential to do your due diligence and verify.  Experts say the background check is an effective risk management tool, and smart insurance to have.
Best of luck,

A Hathaway
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