Online dating scams true stories
But as financial crimes go, the love con was a rare breed, too time- and labor-intensive to carry out in large numbers.
He also sent her a link to a song, pop star Marc Anthony's "I Need You." "It holds a message in it," he told her, "a message that delivers the exact way i feel for you." Amy clicked on the link to the song, a torrid ballad that ends with the singer begging his lover to marry him. In pre-digital times, romance scammers found their prey in the back pages of magazines, where fake personal ads snared vulnerable lonely hearts.She had a website for her business, was on Facebook, carried a smartphone.But who knew exactly how these online dating services worked?"It is amazing what people will do without conscience.I think it is always best to be whom we are and not mislead others." By December 17, they had exchanged eight more emails.