Carine set up the scam by claiming she was an only child; her parents were dead.
She said she had just gone through a devastating breakup with her boyfriend.
She also said she attended investigation was able to determine that the identity actually belonged to another woman, who was not related to the scam.
Carine, for example, initially posed as a pious conservative French Catholic girl.
She said she was looking for a similarly religious husband.
They first ask for money for the visa, and then for other expenses.
Once one of their victim forwards money using Western Union or Money Gram, they notify their bosses.