Turkey Drop (Wallet/Money Drop) Scam: An unsuspecting tourist spots a wallet or packet of cash on the ground.
The scammer picks it up and asks if it belongs to the tourist, showing a wad of currency, and tries to get the tourist to touch it.
shows as much as a third of Americans married since 2005 had met online.
They do this by taking on a persona shaped to what a potential victim says they’re looking for, along with waiting as many as nine to 10 months before bringing up money.
They will even arrange to meet in person if the reward is high enough, Williams added.
Once it’s gone, money can be extremely hard to get back, according to Staff Sgt.
Stephanie Burns of the Ottawa police anti-fraud section.
After forming an online relationship with their victims, they will ask them for money to pay off a tax debt or even a customs payment for a gift they claim they are intending to send them.