On the basis of just these scant facts, it seems incredible that a well-educated, successful and responsible woman would even consider handing over her life-savings to an apparent stranger – and yet chilling details from the trial hint at the sophisticated brainwashing involved.
All he needs is a little money to get him through a tricky situation…
Let me preface this with the fact that I have nothing against online dating.
Online dating is a great way for busy or introverted people, or those with weird schedules, or just those who want to meet new people outside their current circle and local haunts, to find romance or a hookup or a husband or wife or friend with benefits.
If you're worrying about catfishing, you'll be pleased to know that Bumble stepped up its verification processes in 2016.
The company launched a new feature that allows users to go through a verification process that uses selfies to check their identity.