When you're dealing with the Internet, you don't need the resources that you might need in an interpersonal relationship, or face-to-face.But on the Internet all you need really is to be very skillful at presenting yourself as something that you aren't.Johnny Jackson told The Post that Hilarie, his brother, took Bustos to the same bowling alley the siblings used to go to as kids.Jackson remembered his brother cracking jokes while wearing Florida State University colors, the school whose teams they cheered."And the smartest person can be taken in during the early stages of the dating process.Except now it's more sophisticated and easier for someone to lie and cheat and fabricate because they can pretty much change their identity to make it fit a new reality." Scammers, Levin said, "are experts at presentation of self.A witness told investigators that Bustos had been involved in at least one similar robbery before, Ray told The Post.For her role in the deadly robbery of Adam Hilarie, Bustos was paid in cash, police said.
As the victim escorted the woman known as "Nikki" to his car, a man with a gun appeared and the pair robbed the victim of 0, then ran away.
At a news conference, he said he suspected she was experienced with the scheme.
"Her comfort with the way this went, didn't seem like it was her first time," he said.
"As of now, investigators believe there have been 6 such incidents in the past 5 weeks. "To avoid becoming a victim of these crimes, we urge members of the public to arrange meetings with online vendors in public places, such as local police departments," John Horn, the assistant U. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia, said following the sentencing hearing of a Craigslist robber.
On the website's personal safety page, Craigslist emphasizes that a tiny fraction of transactions conducted through the site end in crime.