Emily channelPosted on 2019 December
Often the scammer will pretend to need the money for some sort of personal emergency. This helps us to warn people about current scams, monitor trends and disrupt scams where possible. Military members do not have to pay for early retirement. But rest assured, once you send that money that is the last you will hear from her.
They will invent some reason why they need you to send the goods but this is just a way for them to cover up their criminal activity. They may also ask you to send pictures or videos of yourself, possibly of an intimate nature. Scamwatch strongly recommends you do not travel overseas to meet someone you have never met before.