In the money keep coming, the "lady" will continue to experience difficulties."She" will get robbed or attacked, may become injured or sick, may suddenly get arrested, or her apartment may get flooded or burned.*Names have been changed to protect identities En español She wrote him first. In the summer, when the trees leafed out, you couldn't even see the road or the neighbors. She'd grown up here, in a conservative pocket of Virginia. When it came to meeting new people, however, her choices were limited. The holidays were coming, and she didn't want to face them alone.A short message sent on a Thursday evening in early December 2013, under the subject line: Match? She signed up for a six-month subscription to Match.com, the largest and one of the oldest dating services on the Web.The scam will go on for as long as the guy is willing to continue sending money to help his "Russian princess" to get through her never-ending travel misadventure.The bait will keep the "flames of his love" alive by periodically chatting with him on the phone or sending him descriptions of "her" erotic fantasies.She filled out a questionnaire and carefully crafted her profile.It would have been easy to burnish the truth, but she presented herself honestly, from her age (57) and hobbies ("dancing, rock collecting") to her financial status ("self sufficient").
Another variant of the scam, dating back to circa 1830, appears very similar to what is passed via email today: "Sir, you will doubtlessly be astonished to be receiving a letter from a person unknown to you, who is about to ask a favour from you...", and goes on to talk of a casket containing 16,000 francs in gold and the diamonds of a late marchioness. It then asked what to do with profits from a .6 million investment, and ended with a telephone number.Quickly, the " female" (the bait) falls in love with her Internet acquaintance, and shortly after " she" begins to plan her travel to see her Mr. Money issues arise, and, reluctantly, the bait asks the gentleman to help "her" with money for her visa and tickets.Very often, the bait tells the guy that she has a work offer in his country, and she would be able to pay off the loaned money to him quickly.The judge told Fair, a serial offender, that he was a 'dishonest scoundrel' who 'cynically exploited' women and repeatedly lied to them after meeting them on dating sites Plenty of Fish, Zoosk and Urban Social.The father-of-three, of Trimley St Mary, Suffolk, was found guilty of four charges of fraud by false representation after a trial.The IC3 accepts online Internet crime complaints from either the actual victim or from a third party to the complainant.