But she had revealed to her new online beau how much she wanted children, and soon his 14-year-old son was emailing her.
(I know; red flag.) “He even called me, calling me ‘Mom’ a few times,” she says.
Mays is a romance scam-baiter, which means he hangs out on dating sites, posing as a naive love-seeker, with the goal of unmasking — and exhausting — confidence men and women.
“You pretend to be a victim and string them along, try to get them to waste as much of their time, money, and resources as you can,” he says.
It’s not uncommon for victims to lose tens of thousands of dollars.
Five years ago, an Austrian woman decided to give online dating a try.
Her new boyfriend had a complicated backstory: He was an American soldier serving in Iraq, and he had a son living in Ghana.“In that moment, something was not sounding right to me,” Firefly says. But she also realized something else: There were probably a lot of people, just like her, being victimized on dating sites, and Firefly was determined to do something about it.One day, scrolling through an online forum, she met Wayne Mays (not his real name) from the UK.did these girls say that theyre living with their mum in Ghana because their dad passed away?I've talked to 3 women like this who have had the same story.