The faster the scammer is off the dating site, the lower the chances of being caught using a fake profile, according to Schuster.
Schuster turned her anger into action, and by sharing her story, she says she helped a woman in New Zealand and a fellow American in Boston discover that they were being duped.
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.
“His thing was, ‘well, this is top secret, we're fighting the terrorists, we can't do anything that would compromise that, so I can't use the phone.' And I believed all this," Schuster said. Shortly after the first wire transfer, the man told her that he wanted to get out of the Air Force and join some of his pilot friends in starting a private company that flies charter planes.
After a few weeks, the man told her he needed some money to help his daughter go on a school trip. She was told the military wouldn't let him access his bank accounts, so he needed her help to make his dream happen.
She loaned him about ,000 by wiring the money to Britain, where he said his mother lived with his daughter. Schuster had her doubts, but said she was so scared that she might lose him that she was willing to keep wiring the money through Western Union.
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