Richie said he was from Milford, Mass., but that he was out of the country on a big construction job.He was helping build a stadium in Nigeria, he said. I had no qualms whatsoever cashing (the money orders)," Smalley said.Richie's picture showed a jolly, bearded man curled up on a couch with a cat rubbing his face.
Not only that, but the culture around online dating has changed, too.
Smalley agreed, and over the next two weeks, she cashed two 0 money orders and sent along the funds. 'My whole world had fallen apart' "The bank told me I was responsible for that money. Smalley shared her version of events with in the hopes that others might not fall for the same trickery.
Then, Richie was ready to leave the country, but needed money to deal with a visa problem. I had to pay them ,700, which was everything I had," she said. "Never in my wildest dreams would I have ever known that this is all a part of an elaborate online scam. agencies have issued warnings on the scams, also known as "419" or "advance-fee" frauds.
She made an account, and after finishing it off with a profile picture of herself, hundreds of people began messaging her.
She dates a variety of men — black, white, short, tall, young, old. This is a job — one that’s helping her cover the costs of attending the flagship institution of the state of Georgia and pursuing her hopes of becoming a nurse.“I just have to keep telling myself, ‘There’s nothing wrong with you,’” she said. Right now, this is what you have to do to get through school.’”There are rules It’s not a crime to sugar date.