Here on Komando.com, we warn you about scams to help keep you safe. Whether it's a coupon scam, a phone scam, a lottery scam or something else, there are people out there who want to steal your money.
When you hear the stories of people who've been conned, it's often easy to pass judgment. But, keep in mind, scammers work to perfect their craft, just like the rest of us. In many cases, there may be something that seems slightly off, but there are also logical reasons to justify it. This makes picking out a scam more difficult.
That was the case for a man named Frank, who lost $50,000 through an elaborate Facebook scam.
It started when he received a Facebook Friend Request from a woman named Kim. He'd never met Kim before, but she claimed to be a drill sergeant in the U.S. Army, who was stationed in Afghanistan. Their conversations seemed completely normal at first, but eventually led into more.