Unfortunately, online romance scams are becoming more and more common. Our office has handled an increasing number of bankruptcies for individuals who have been ruined financially as the result of an online romance scam.
The best advice is to never send money, gift cards or other financial assistance to someone you have not met in person. It’s amazing how convincing these con artists can be and how many individuals are being financially ruined as a result of these scams.
These people will ask you to financially assist them due to medical problems or legal fees or to help with transportation expenses. If you have fallen prey to one of these people and now face mountains of debt, bankruptcy may be a consideration. Your family is often angry at you for falling for the online con artist. You need relief.
Don’t let a mistake ruin your life. If you are in financial trouble after being victimized talk to a bankruptcy lawyer who may be able to at least help relieve the stress and help you keep what you still own.