On Sunday, a program named Eugene Goostman convinced 33% of judges that it was a 13-year-old boy from Odessa, Ukraine. Thus passing the Turing Test and spurring lots of media attention. The Online Hotline works like other instant messaging and online chat systems, but with enhanced security measures.You'll enter a private chat with a trained RAINN support specialist and chat live by typing messages back and forth."I left my heart out there, and this guy took advantage of it," the 51-year old Best said.In 2011, the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center received 5,600 complaints from victims of so-called "romance scammers" -- criminals who scan online dating sites, chat rooms and social networking sites for potential victims. EG: If you sure that you're not eatable for sharks, I think the Eastern Coast is a very nice place for living and swimming in the Atlantic Ocean:-) BI: Do Sharks prefer one type of human over another?
He spoke with what she thought was a British accent and his picture on Facebook portrayed a nice-looking man with graying hair and a beard.
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But as it turns out, they’re heaving shovelfuls of statistical manure at you.
"In the process of going back and forth, a scammer is going to try to figure out what makes a person tick, what their vulnerable spots are," said Jenny Shearer, an FBI spokeswoman.
"Because a victim has legitimate feelings, they might be inclined to offer financial support for this person." For Best, it all started when she signed up for a free online dating site called mingle2.