This is how the scheme works: perpetrators target those looking for love online.
Carrie seemed to be dating the younger man for validation in herself though, where as Miranda just wanted someone who wouldn't challenge her.
Anyone can go online, set up a profile and start surfing the web for someone interesting.
You can flirt without the awkwardness of seeing someone face to face and if there is no love spark, you can hit delete and carry on. Many of us know couples who met online and went on to have meaningful relationship.
Ellen planned to meet her friend in Los Angeles but within 24-hours of her booking a ticket, Dave responded that he was busy and couldn’t make the meeting. He was expecting a large inheritance but needed help and Ellen, believing she would eventually be repaid, began sending it.
“Well the fact of the matter is that it didn’t matter what I said, by way of obstruction or, or refusal, he worked his way around.