Speaking for the first time since his sister Sharon Winters was murdered by online lover Kevin Hawke, Stephen urges women to be wary of meeting men on the internet."She was a lonely heart just wanting love," Stephen said of his sister."That animal preyed on her caring nature."I still can't believe someone would want to hurt my poor, defenceless sister in such a horrific manner," he added.Mollie Halpern: They profess their love to you, but in reality, they’re preying on your pocketbook.Financial fraud is one of the dangers of dating on the Internet. Savage: There are quite a number of individuals that are being victimized. Halpern: I’m Mollie Halpern of the Bureau, and this is FBI, This Week.
Victims believe they’re in a relationship, but their suitor is actually a scammer who breaks hearts—and bank accounts.They should stick to larger companies that have a reputation.Halpern: If you’re a victim of a romance scheme, contact the FBI at the Internet Crime Complaint Center at He told how his sibling suffered more than 90 injuries, including being stabbed in the liver, spleen, lungs and heart with a four-and-a-half inch knife.After stabbing Sharon, Hawke had a beer before calling the police.Just three days later, on July 13, 2014, police found her dead in her flat in Liverpool.