The story varies somewhat with each internet dating scam, but the intention remains the same: robbing you of your hard-earned cash.
If somebody asks you to wire them cash online - no matter what the reason, no matter how plausible or sad it sounds - don't.
Neither of these email discrepancies is cause for alarm; a lot of people aren't very good at spelling and grammar, and they may be writing English as a second language.
But if more than one of the following email discrepancies pop up during the course of your communications, it may be an internet dating scam.
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