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The next night, her real intentions became clear, police told The Washington Post.Bustos, 18, brought three men with her to Hilarie's place, including two career criminals on probation for violent felonies. When Hilarie, 27, responded to the knock on the door, the men overpowered him and dashed inside, police said. "Hilarie was begging for his life, he was not putting up any kind of fight, and was telling them that he had a 5-year-old daughter," according to arrest reports obtained by the Orlando Sentinel.In rare instances, victims - like Hilarie - can lose their lives.Still, stories exist across the country of people looking for love but finding violent criminals instead.That same month, a 36-year-old man was robbed in Ohio after getting together with a woman he met on Plenty Of Fish, according to As the victim escorted the woman known as "Nikki" to his car, a man with a gun appeared and the pair robbed the victim of 0, then ran away.And it's so much easier for someone to do that online." It's unclear how many people across the United States have been caught up in so-called romance schemes, although the FBI and the FTC have both issued warnings against them.
Detectives told WFLA they feared victims would be afraid to come forward because they would be embarrassed telling people how they got robbed.
The brothers had talked about the site, because Jackson is also a member.
"Half of the profiles, they don't even put their real name," Jackson said.
Experts say people are getting better at spotting many of the Internet's longtime scams: They're suspicious of unsolicited emails from the Nigerian royal family, and they ignore the romantic entreaties of beautiful lovestruck women who sound vaguely like badly programmed algorithms. And on dating sites, would-be scammers have a trump card: People are irrational when they're looking for love.
"Romance is by definition quite irrational," Jack Levin, co-director of Northeastern University's Brudnick Center on Violence and Conflict, told The Post.