It's a heartbreaking reminder that it's impossible to truly know who you might be communicating with online.
The woman sent hundreds of thousands of dollars to someone who doesn't even exist, sending shockwaves through the Troy community."Wow, that's scary," Carol Corbin said.
"I mean, I would think twice before I gave somebody that much money."Troy police have never had a scam in which so much money was stolen, and it's the talk of the town."I'm not that trusting," Corbin said.
It used to be easy to just Google phrases – criminals often reused them – but now it is less so. Q: What should I do if I suspect someone IS a scammer? That’s a red flag and is usually picked up by dating sites auto-detection systems. But the scammers know better to use that word on dating sites now. Its exhausting, and most victims just want to put the entire event behind them.
- A Troy woman was scammed out of more than 0,000 when she believed the lies of someone posting a fake profile on a dating website.
The woman learned there can be a fine line between falling in love and falling for a scam.
Ifediora did not have a job, but entered the country with a degree in sociology.
The ruling comes in the middle of Cyber Crime Awareness month.