Ecuador dating fraud
Many of the women sent tens of thousands of dollars at a time to help these imaginary soldiers."Not only did this mother-daughter duo break the law, they broke hearts worldwide," said Colorado attorney general John Suthers in a statement.A mother and daughter have been jailed for over a decade apiece after pleading guilty to money laundering for an internet dating scam that persuaded the gullible that they were helping US troops in search of love.Karen Vasseur, 63, and daughter Tracy, 42, were part of a gang that spent three years searching dating sites and social networks for likely targets.
All the victims mentioned in the court papers were women, usually married, who had been conducting online dalliances with what they thought were male soldiers, usually claiming to be stationed in Afghanistan and with fake Army records to bolster their claims.
Posing as military agents, the two accepted over a million dollars (one British victim sent in ,000) before funneling it to the scam's organizers for around 10 per cent of the take.
The two set up 68 accounts in 19 different cities using 24 aliases to handle the transfer of funds and sent the bulk of the money to individuals in Nigeria, who set up the operation.
And then all of a sudden you find it all (or so you feel). In any case, you think to yourself "anything for that wondrous woman" and take out your wallet. Man becomes awfully vulnerable when it comes to love. Because her English is not enough to let her express her feelings. No honest, respectable woman will EVER ask you for money in such situation. No matter how reasonable they might seem to you, any money requests are absurd and inappropriate. You by no means are encouraged to become cynical, paranoid, or scared.
You have just discovered someone that seems so right for you. You are in love, and ready to put the whole world to your foreign darling's feet. And you do want to know about her inner feelings for you, right? The girls' English might be poor, but it does not prevent them from being very convincing in their emails. They might simply imply it by complaining about how tough they have it. By complying with them you are setting yourself up for a big fall. There is no need to be distrustful of all foreign women seeking their love over the Internet.