It doesn’t matter where, online or offline, too many people fall for this scam and loss so much money and time, in addition to embarrassment. I have witness personally and seen it again today at a local ATM.
Army / Military Scam
A popular scam is to create the illusion that the scammer is in the military. Military personnel are generally considered trustworthy and honorable, making them an ideal persona for dating scams. Being deployed overseas is a great excuse to steal money from their victims.