Don't send money to tide someone over after a mugging or robbery, and don't do anyone a favor by making an online purchase or forwarding a package to another country.
If the guy agrees, the "lady" pretends to put all effort into making "her" travel arrangements. " She" acts surprised to find out that there are various expensive requirements that " she" has to comply with before she can fly out of the country.
But instead of catching a great guy, Connie almost ended up on a scam artist's hook.
Connie's personal posting on a popular site yielded a quick email from a purported career soldier stationed in Afghanistan.
The 2 exchanged photos and talked about meeting someday, and he confided that he had some financial problems arising out of his divorce.
But when she shared his messages with a friend, the friend questioned his motives and authenticity."She pointed out that he wrote English like it was a 2nd language," says Connie, who broke off the correspondence. Now, she's convinced the man's identity was not only fake, but that he was targeting her."He brought up the money thing right off the bat," she says.
If the guy is determined to make her supposed trip happen regardless of the expenses, he sends the money again and again.