In addition to losing your money to someone who had no intention of ever visiting you, you may also have unknowingly taken part in a money laundering scheme by cashing phony checks and sending the money overseas and by shipping stolen merchandise (the forwarded package).
The profiles were fake as well, carefully crafted to match your interests.
The other 80% have no persistence and simply give up after they had one or two dates and did’t meet the right match right away. Please write at least 400 words to make for a real page.
Don’t write just a few sentences or I have to delete it.
One way to steer clear of these criminals altogether is to stick to online dating websites with nationally known reputations.
Finally, the FBI advises not to send money through any wire transfer service to someone you met online.