Internet dating scam stories

Five years ago, an Austrian woman decided to give online dating a try.(She asked that I only use her internet handle, Firefly, for reasons that will soon become clear.) It had been about a year since Firefly got divorced.I am 53 years old and after the death of my fiance, I decided it was time to move on so I decided to try a well known Christian dating website.I was new to internet dating sites and I hoped most people on this site were of God and that there was a chance I would meet my soul mate. I was first contacted by a man who said he was from south Florida, a wealthy and a very attractive man my age.Her new boyfriend had a complicated backstory: He was an American soldier serving in Iraq, and he had a son living in Ghana.But she had revealed to her new online beau how much she wanted children, and soon his 14-year-old son was emailing her.

These scammers are well aware of this and therefore often pretend to be from the USA/ UK/ Australia/ Canada or some other Western country.I was so confused by this but decided not to call him even though I had his cell number.After a week or so I was on the dating site looking at pictures and decided to send a message to one of the men on line.(KMSP) - If you ever wondered how someone can fall for a scam on the internet, blame social engineering.Jean thought a dating site for people over 50 would be a safe place to meet a nice guy.