He's hunting through chat rooms, dating sites and social networking sites searching for victims, looking to cash in on romance.
If you are over 40, recently divorced, a widow, elderly or disabled then all the better in his eyes.
He or she will promise to pay it back, but that will never happen.
The sad truth is, for every real profile you see on the internet, there are numerous false ones pretending to be your perfect mate and using photographs stolen from modelling or social networking sites.
The people in the photographs are as much victims as those who get scammed for hundreds or thousands dollars.
Over weeks or months you feel yourself growing closer.
You make plans to meet in person, but for your new love something always comes up. There’s an emergency (a medical problem, perhaps, or a business crisis), and your online companion needs you to wire money quickly.
For those kinds of treasures, a safe-deposit box at a bank probably offers more protection.
But if you want to safeguard hard-to-replace items such as family photos, birth certificates, passports, and tax records while keeping them close at hand, a safe could be a relatively inexpensive solution.
En español | More and more Americans are turning to dating websites and mobile apps in hopes of finding love and companionship.
A Pew Research Center study revealed that nearly 60 percent of U. adults consider online dating a good way to meet people, and Match.com, one of the most popular dating sites, says people 50 and older represent its fastest-growing share of users.
A simple way to determine how large a safe you might need is to pile up everything you plan to put in it and measure.