Velasquez thinks this helps them seem more moral and trustworthy.
Password preferences Or maybe they really do identify as religious?
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.
In all, she sent about $22,000, and almost immediately after she sent the last wire, he stopped emailing her.
“My heart just sank and I thought, this doesn't seem right,” she said. Grey says he has personally spoken to women who've given more than $80,000 to someone that they've never met in person. Grey says many of these criminals work out of cyber cafes in west African countries such as Nigeria and Ghana.
~ 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.
Look out for inconsistencies Grey told VOA there are several red flags to watch for when cyber scammers are looking for targets.
Look for: ~ Misspellings on the documents and capitalization errors. Grey said his office recently received a letter from the Sergeant of Arms for the "Senate Forces Command," but no such entity exists. Citing an example, Grey told VOA that a scammer will sometimes send documents with U. Army logos, but that the dating profile may say the person is in the Navy.
Then a person on staff looks through the flagged profiles and decides whom to ban, Velasquez says.