I stay way away from them.” Ray, the deputy chief, said it’s unclear whether Bustos used her real name.At a news conference, he said he suspected that she was experienced with the scheme.With Hilarie on the floor in a pool of blood, Ray said, the suspects went downstairs, pulled their car to the front of the apartment and began stealing the dead man’s Xbox, i Phone and TVs — valuables Bustos had spotted the night before.
“Her comfort with the way this went, didn’t seem like it was her first time,” he said.“If she hasn’t done it before, then she has talked to people who have done it.” It is unclear whether Bustos has hired an attorney, and her family members could not be reached for comment.“Romance is by definition quite irrational,” Jack Levin, co-director of Northeastern University’s Brudnick Center on Violence and Conflict, told The Post.“And the smartest person can be taken in during the early stages of the dating process.Detectives told WFLA that they feared that victims would be afraid to come forward because they would be embarrassed telling people how they got robbed.
That same month, a 36-year-old man was robbed in Ohio after getting together with a woman he met on Plenty Of Fish, according to
“When the person arrives outside that location, they are approached by a male suspect armed with a handgun and robbed of their property,” Boston police said.
“As of now, investigators believe there have been 6 such incidents in the past 5 weeks. “Members of the public are urged to take precautions when using social media or dating websites because it’s possible you could come across a ‘Catfisher.’ ” [After Craigslist seller’s armed-robbery convictions, prosecutor warns: ‘Avoid becoming a victim’] Criminals searching for real-world victims online haven’t just focused on dating sites.
Except now it’s more sophisticated and easier for someone to lie and cheat and fabricate because they can pretty much change their identity to make it fit a new reality.” Scammers, Levin said, “are experts at presentation of self.
When you’re dealing with the Internet, you don’t need the resources that you might need in an interpersonal relationship, or face-to-face.
Using the lure of Internet love to get money from unsuspecting people is a scam as old as the Web itself.