And now it is not just a 'Boris The Blade' here and a Sergey there , "scamming" has become quite a large crime industry, where street-smart but not very ethical enterpreneurs rent office space, buy computers and supplies, and hire students with English skills to write and send scam letters. In all this one can even see some justice as if a weak one beats a strong one, a poor one wins over a rich one.
Scamming even has a more colorful and "patriotic" name duping the riches. Of course, one needs to lull the conscience scammers sleep badly, as is well-known.
"I left my heart out there, and this guy took advantage of it," the 51-year old Best said.
In 2011, the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center received 5,600 complaints from victims of so-called "romance scammers" -- criminals who scan online dating sites, chat rooms and social networking sites for potential victims.
The victims reported collective losses of .4 million, which is likely only a fraction of the actual losses since many victims are too embarrassed to file a report, the FBI said.
And many of the scammers aren't even in the United States.Marriage today is completely different than all throughout history.In the past, it was a means of uniting families together; it’s only recently that we began thinking of marriage as a love match.Pretty much Opening yourself up emotionally, especially on a public online profile, takes a lot of courage and trust.But you also need to balance that openness with some wariness and healthy skepticism, or you could be taken advantage of.Lonely hearts still waiting for their soulmate are easy prey for online dating scams.