Dues can be reported as a professional expense on tax forms. Local EGEA Dues are per month for a total of 0 per year (for full time employees).These dues are used to maintain our association office and services to our members.In 2011, the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center received 5,600 complaints from victims of so-called "romance scammers" -- criminals who scan online dating sites, chat rooms and social networking sites for potential victims.

Dues are automatically deducted from paychecks from September to June.

These dues are for membership to The National Education Association (NEA), The California Teachers Association (CTA) and the local association, EGEA.

About 70% of the victims were female; more than half were women 40 years or older.

In a typical con, the perpetrator will spend weeks or even months building up a romantic relationship with a victim through e-mails, texts or phone calls, before eventually asking for money.

In addition, EGEA under the direction of membership and Rep Council, will be collecting Political Action Committee Dues (PAC) to be used solely for the purpose of endorsing candidates for EGUSD School Board.

These dues will total for the year (.00 per month September-June).

And many of the scammers aren't even in the United States.

"In the process of going back and forth, a scammer is going to try to figure out what makes a person tick, what their vulnerable spots are," said Jenny Shearer, an FBI spokeswoman.

"Because a victim has legitimate feelings, they might be inclined to offer financial support for this person." For Best, it all started when she signed up for a free online dating site called mingle2.