On February 3, 2004, Shriver asked to be "relieved of [her] duties at NBC News," citing concerns the network had over the conflict of interest between her role as a journalist and her status as the First Lady of California and her increasing role as an advocate of her husband's administration.
A recent study indicates that up to 10 percent of Americans use online dating websites or mobile applications.
As the number of people looking to meet new people online grows, so does the opportunity for fraud.
Some scam artists use bogus profiles to con the people they meet out of hundreds or thousands of dollars.
Criminals who perpetrate online dating and romance scams use emotional appeals to quickly gain their victims’ trust and then, just as quickly, exploit it.
Maria deposited the check and sent the money, but was soon contacted by her bank, which told her the check was bad and she had to repay the $4,500.
On top of losing her money, the fake “Andrew” disappeared, and Maria never heard from him again. The scammer may use photos from magazines and portray himself or herself as talented and successful. citizen working or serving abroad, or give a similar excuse to explain their inability to meet in person.
A self-proclaimed Ok Cupid addict, Maria even surprised herself when she fell for, not a man on a dating app, but an incredibly viral meme of a frog riding a unicycle that was uploaded by an anonymous Tumblr user.
“I was transfixed by his spindly green forelegs and the musculature of his hind legs,” Maria reminisced.
is an American journalist, activist, author of six best-selling books, former First Lady of California, and the estranged wife of former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Shriver also served as weekend anchor on Saturdays, from 1989–1990 and on Sundays from 1990–1993 of NBC Nightly News.