Scam stories on dating sites
I assume he did too, even though he has since begun working as an editor for a romance novel publishing company. In fact, how would anyone feel if they met someone, dated the person, became quite serious about them, and even married them, then found out that the profile was ghostwritten, your emails had been read by some third party, all of those sweet and sexy responses had been written by a third party?
I would feel my privacy had been breached, and that I had been lied to by the person I was dating.
Then one day he called saying he went to Nigeria to buy more, but he was stuck -- he asked her for ,000 cash to get his purchases back to the States.
A man calling himself "John" messaged her and through daily phone calls and messages on Facebook, he gained her trust.Of note, I met my husband through an on-line dating service, a few thousand miles apart.I wrote my own profiles and responses to him, and would never have considered a ghost writer to polish my bland romantic writing skill.About 70% of the victims were female; more than half were women 40 years or older.In a typical con, the perpetrator will spend weeks or even months building up a romantic relationship with a victim through e-mails, texts or phone calls, before eventually asking for money.Not the using, not the theft, not causing an innocent person to go to jail...Heck, mine even knew enough to try GASLIGHTING for gods' sake!If he could lie to me about things that basic, what other things could or would he lie to me about?Here are the first two paragraphs from a BBC World Service article about the trend (the whole article is available at And many of the scammers aren't even in the United States."In the process of going back and forth, a scammer is going to try to figure out what makes a person tick, what their vulnerable spots are," said Jenny Shearer, an FBI spokeswoman.