The faster the scammer is off the dating site, the lower the chances of being caught using a fake profile, according to Schuster.Schuster turned her anger into action, and by sharing her story, she says she helped a woman in New Zealand and a fellow American in Boston discover that they were being duped.Lilo Schuster was in her mid-40s, single, and looking for love.
A few years ago, she received what appeared to be a promising email on the dating site He said he was a widower with an adorable daughter — the type of man and family that she'd been looking for, and most of all, he seemed very interested in Schuster.
“I just thought my prayers are being answered," she told VOA.
The scammer was using the same pilot story and the “same exact pictures” that were used with her.
If you suspect you're being scammed, do not send money abroad and contact local authorities or postal inspectors.
Olasemo, living in Cardiff on a student visa at the time of the frauds, was arrested January 2015 at his home and when police searched his computer found 'conversations with numerous other women as Travis'.
Detective Sergeant Jamie Holcombe, from the South Wales Police Economic Crime Unit, said: 'This case is an example of how an individual can sit in front of a computer and destroy another person's life.~ Fake stories about frozen accounts or money for surgeries.The military does not freeze members' bank accounts or credit cards and provides health care for deployed service members. Schuster said she was encouraged to use personal email immediately rather than the site.The relationship quickly intensified, and Schuster fell hard, emailing multiple times each day.He sent her poetry and page after page of emails professing his love.She asked to speak with him in person or via Skype, but the man said that wasn't allowed.