"I see girls on there that their occupation is getting money.I stay way away from them." Ray, the deputy chief, said it's unclear if Bustos used her real name.A witness told investigators that Bustos had been involved in at least one similar robbery before, Ray told The Post.
Still, stories exist across the country of people looking for love but finding violent criminals instead.
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.