It doesn't matter how intelligent and careful you are they still get through. After months of refusing to send money to who I now know to be a scammer, he became more genuine. Then as he reeled me back in, I got suspicious and began traces, searches and not one of his back stories was true - but they were so plausible, honestly I feel so ashamed to say I was duped.
So I kept questioning and things got heated and for weeks we argued but he still stuck around...go figure!!!.
Then eventually he came clean because he loved me......don't fall for this, its the latest ploy to re scam. After two emails following his confession, he was back asking for money!!!!
I have eventually got rid of him but I have to admit it broke my heart....that's how it goes, your heart rules your head.
Trust me, several times I was walking off to send small amounts to him, my head was saying don't do this, you know hes a scammer but my heart was pulling so hard....so distressing.
If they can fool me, then I worry so much for the more vulnerable out there, men and women alike.