I assume he did too, even though he has since begun working as an editor for a romance novel publishing company. In fact, how would anyone feel if they met someone, dated the person, became quite serious about them, and even married them, then found out that the profile was ghostwritten, your emails had been read by some third party, all of those sweet and sexy responses had been written by a third party?
I would feel my privacy had been breached, and that I had been lied to by the person I was dating.
b) People who are defrauded keep quiet about it out of their shame.
c) Sometimes, if they do report it, or talk about it, to friends, family, or even law enforcement, they are told they are "dumb" to fall for such a thing, and treated as the criminal themselves!
It is the financial and emotional equivalent of rape. If you are a victim, or intended victim of this, PLEASE report as much information as you can.
If you need some support or assistance in reporting it, or are treated like a (possible) criminal yourself by law enforcement or called "stupid" for it, of have fear such, the people at the Romance Scams are great to support you, as well as providing links and support if you already have been scammed, are currently involved with becoming or are a current victim, as well as assisting you in reporting the situation to banks, merchants, and law enforcement agencies.
All of the people in law enforcement I have contacted over this matter were very professional in how they handled it. Top Here's something I had not considered, and have not read about in any computer magazine, website, or news article before: Using a ghost-writer to set up a profile for you on dating websites, and follow your Tweets on Twitter or posts on Facebook and answer them for you, because you feel that you are too busy or too inept to write about yourself and follow responses.
Some will even send postcards from exotic places where "you" claim to be vacationing, and set up dates for you, or screen responses.Of note, I met my husband through an on-line dating service, a few thousand miles apart.I wrote my own profiles and responses to him, and would never have considered a ghost writer to polish my bland romantic writing skill. I want to tell you about a type of scum-of-the-earth I have encountered. I have learned that this is a huge problem, estimated at reeling in an astounding billion per year from American, Canadian, European, and Australian victims. The Nigerian scammer, regardless of his or her nationality, ethnicity, or physical location, has no remorse, no guilt, about any of this. We were men and women who happen to have the qualities of being open, compassionate, loving, and trusted those who we loved and we believed loved us.Not the using, not the theft, not causing an innocent person to go to jail...