The Facebook friend request turned into a conversation with the "soldier" who said he was deployed in Afghanistan and lonely.
They use their girlfriends to talk to men but most of the computer messages, money direction, and poems come from the boys.
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Online dating scammers tend to target people who have a large amount of information in their profiles, and the scam is usually based around stealing money, credit card information, or personal information from the victim. But her cell phone seems to be faulty and her old laptop doesn't have a built in camera. I also enjoy toying with these scammers with elaborate stories of wealth, success, and loneliness.
"Of course, it was stupid of me," said Liisa, who asked MPR News not to use her last name because she fears more scammers will target her.
"We got in kind of a connection that was, I don't know, just leading to more deep feelings ...