In another case, divorcée Suzanne Hardman, then 56, was defrauded of £170,000 by ‘James Richards’, a widower living in Portsmouth.
In fact, James was a gang of Nigerian fraudsters who were later convicted.
Thomas is featured front and center in a Facebook group that Hunt's family created to support the teen's cause.
After her arrest last year, Hunt told WPTV that she “was never educated on dating laws and ages and stuff so I still was confused about everything.” Hunt met her 14-year-old lover during basketball tryouts at their high school.
It could be getting you to take part in explicit exchanges or send sexual videos. If the ‘one-off deal’ you need to pay is presented as slightly illegal or shady – a mess he has got into and needs help getting out of – you will likely feel too worried to go for help.