The victims did not see a woman and the thieves have not been found.
Authorities said one of the victims was fired from his job after taking the ,000 in cash from his employer.
There is no point trying to “catch” the scammer by yourself because they are probably located in some other part of the world and you alone will have no access to them.
Instead, take the matter to the relevant authorities.
MOUNTAIN VIEW (KPIX 5) – Police are searching for at least two thieves who robbed two South Bay men in an apparent online dating scam.
Authorities said the victims thought they were going on a blind date with a woman who had an unusual and expensive request.
"William" is probably not even based in a Western country and is yet another Nigerian scammer trying to dupe innocent people off their money.
Unlike a few years ago, there is now a chance that the person who scammed you may be arrested.
Scam victims now have the chance to report scammers and there is a chance for the offenders to be arrested as well.
If you suspect a potential scammer or have even been scammed by someone, the first thing you need to do is cease all communication with the scammer.
On two separate nights this week, the men arrived at the Westwood Garden Apartments on Tyrella Avenue with the cash.
In both instances, two men described to be in their 20s took the money from the victims, authorities said.