The really, really sad part of this scam, is that usually before you lose any cash, you have already lost your heart.These scammers are patient, and will sometimes be spinning their little web around you for weeks.
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The message below is a typical example of an “abandoned shipment” scam.
In order to make the scams work they need anonymity.
They'll have screen names and give you a (bogus) full name, but good luck getting a mailing address, name/address of their employer or other significant details.
It will all feel so right, and end so horribly wrong.