Five years ago, an Austrian woman decided to give online dating a try.
(She asked that I only use her internet handle, Firefly, for reasons that will soon become clear.) It had been about a year since Firefly got divorced.
Over the recent years romance scams have got more prevalent on the internet.
The scam differs from the 419 Nigerian Scams that are known in society as the “get rich scam”.
According to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center, online romance scams account for higher financial losses than any other internet-based crime.