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Look out for inconsistencies Grey told VOA there are several red flags to watch for when cyber scammers are looking for targets.
Look for:~ Misspellings on the documents and capitalization errors.~ Titles of organizations that don't exist.
The scams tend to pick up around the holidays, Grey said, so women dating online need to be careful.“Trust your instincts.
Never send money to someone that you've never met, never talked to on the phone,” he said.
Schuster noticed that her suitor had bad grammar, but that didn't really bother her because her immigrant father had poor grammar as well.
She asked to speak with him in person or via Skype, but the man said that wasn't allowed.“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.
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.
In all, she sent about ,000, and almost immediately after she sent the last wire, he stopped emailing her.“My heart just sank and I thought, this doesn't seem right,” she said.
The relationship quickly intensified, and Schuster fell hard, emailing multiple times each day.After a few weeks, the man told her he needed some money to help his daughter go on a school trip.She loaned him about ,000 by wiring the money to Britain, where he said his mother lived with his daughter.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 scammer was using the same pilot story and the “same exact pictures” that were used with her.
That makes them vulnerable to a seemingly random friend request from a handsome, 50-something soldier on Facebook. Telford figured out she was being scammed when she looked up his fake name, “Francis Chandler,” on Google and discovered the real Chandler’s Wikipedia page. Chromey eventually confronted the suspected scammer, but he did not cut off contact.