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Common Romance Scams 2021: Pig Butchering (Sha Zhu Pan), Fake Investment, Sextortion, … and MORE!

Common Romance Scams 2021: Pig Butchering (Sha Zhu Pan), Fake Investment, 
Sextortion, … and MORE!


Looking for love? Be careful, romance scammers are looking for people to target, and they are happy to break hearts to get money. 

 

Common Tactics of Romance Scams

1. Investment opportunities

The scammer emails fake investments invitation with phishing links to gather their victim’s personal details. 

 


Pig Butchering Scams


Also known as “Sha Zhu Pan”, pig butchering is the latest online dating scam. The scammers will invite their victims to invest in cryptocurrencies after winning their trust. Then they run away with all the invested cryptocurrencies. 

 

Learn more about investment scams in this article.

 

2. Requests of money for emergencies

Scammers request money for emergency purposes like medical expenses.  After receiving the money, the scammer vanishes. 

3. Offers or gifts

The scammers ask for a tariff or shipment fee to send their gifts from overseas, but they disappear once they get the money. 

 

4. Intimate messages

After exchanging private photos, the scammers threaten to share explicit images with the victim’s contacts unless they receive money. 

 

 

 

 Read the full article here. Learn the signs and ways to protect yourself from these romance scams. Here are some helpful links as well. 

 

 




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