At a news conference, he said he suspected she was experienced with the scheme.
"Her comfort with the way this went, didn't seem like it was her first time," he said.
POF Free Online Dating is an official app from the eponymous dating service that lets you reach millions of users who have interests similar to yours.
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.
"Millions of Americans visit online dating websites every year hoping to find a companion or even a soulmate," the FBI said just before Valentine's Day, adding that "the FBI wants to warn you that criminals use these sites, too, looking to turn the lonely and vulnerable into fast money through a variety of scams." Most victims walk away with lightened pockets and broken hearts.
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.
"If she hasn't done it before, then she has talked to people who have done it." It is unclear if Bustos has hired an attorney, and her family members could not be reached for comment.
- - - Using the lure of Internet love to get money from unsuspecting people is a scam as old as the Web itself.
The most palpable proof of this is that to register for POF Free Online Dating you have to take a long survey to provide info about your habits, tastes, hobbies, and so on.
When you create your profile, you can indicate whether you're a smoker, if you like dogs or cats, if you have kids, if you want to date someone who has kids, and so on.
When you're dealing with the Internet, you don't need the resources that you might need in an interpersonal relationship, or face-to-face.