As more and more people go online, the scammers follow. Some of these scammers pose as members on dating sites, often as members of the military. They’ll even use a photo of a real military member they find online.
They’ll woo and romance you and tell you what you want to hear. Widows are particularly susceptible to such scams as they heal from the loss of a spouse.
At some point they’ll ask you for money. They’ll ask you to send them money for the train or plane ticket so they can come visit you. They’ll say they need money to pay the mortgage. The excuses will seem plausible and some will seem bizarre. Whatever excuse they give – don’t believe them.
When they ask for money – don’t give it to them. No matter how much they plead.
You really have to trust your gut. If something feels off, it likely is. Learn from the women in this ABC News report – and keep your money and heart intact.