He was helping build a stadium in Nigeria, he said. I had no qualms whatsoever cashing (the money orders)," Smalley said.As soon as he returned, he promised, he'd come visit Smalley in Ohio. The spirited e-mail romance hummed along for another two months before there was a problem. Even after the bank told her the money orders had been altered — they were purchased for , but then "washed" and doctored to read 0 — she still held out hope.The proprietor also claims that his method is more than 20% effective within three replies and over 60% effective after eight.The dating scam package advises customers to stick to a tried-and-true approach.That number is expected to grow as more millennials settle down with significant others they met on Tinder, Ok Cupid, and other dating platforms.The same study showed that one in five adults between the ages of 25 and 34 have looked for dates and romantic connections on the internet.
It starts with an email response to a post/ad/profile.
The romance scam package is designed for fraudsters who prey on lonely men via dating Web sites and small spam campaigns.
The vendor of the fraud package advertises a guaranteed response rate of at least 1.2 percent, and states that customers who average 30 scam letters per day can expect to earn roughly ,000 a week.
By Valentine's Day, Smalley received a box of chocolate candy, a teddy bear, and a helium balloon that said "I love you." Smalley, 46, was hooked, even though she had never met him.
Richie said he was from Milford, Mass., but that he was out of the country on a big construction job.