Facebook sex scam
He suggested they ditch the dating site and switch to email.
Her new boyfriend had a complicated backstory: He was an American soldier serving in Iraq, and he had a son living in Ghana.
But there was no Deja, no porn business connections, and no auditions. “You know you read about, there’s a woman who slit her wrists.
She herself is ambivalent on whether Hickey is ever charged or prosecuted. “You can’t do things like that and get away with it and think you can just keep on living your life scamming people and being awful,” Mc Grath said.
According to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center, online romance scams account for higher financial losses than any other internet-based crime.
Then, after about a week of heavy correspondence, Firefly’s boyfriend announced his son’s birthday was coming up, and suggested she send him a gift. It was pretty gratifying, she says; the son was ecstatic.
But soon after, she learned that the son had had an accident at school and needed help paying hospital bills — urgently.