After they form a “relationship,” they come up with reasons to ask their love interest to set up a new bank account.
Sarah came from New York to Doane, deciding to go here because both her mother and sister went to the school.
They ask you to: Did you know you can do an image search of your love interest’s photo in your favorite search engine? I don't have a crystal ball so I can't find out where they really are or what is real and what isn't.
If you do an image search and the person’s photo appears under several different names, you’re probably dealing with a scammer. Not using the card and getting stuck with the bills? I'm afraid that they really are here and they will get us for not sending my money to them.
And if the person’s online profile disappears a few days after they meet you, that’s another tip-off. We have been to Stockton PD so many times and talked to officers.
Here’s the real deal: Don’t send money to someone you met online — for any reason. Last week we spent 3 hours there waiting to talk to someone.