This might be for requests for gas money or bus and airplane tickets to travel to visit the victim, medical expenses, education expenses etc.There is usually the promise that the fictitious character will one day join the victim in the victim's country.Regardless of the strength of your feelings towards a correspondent, you should view any requests for money as highly suspicious.Internet dating scammers often used the same names, family details and cover stories in multiple dating scams.Fraudulent acts may involve access to the victims' money, bank accounts, credit cards, passports, e-mail accounts, or national identification numbers or by getting the victims to commit financial fraud on their behalf.Letters are exchanged between the scammer and victim until the scammer feels they have groomed the victim enough to ask for money.
A romance scam is a confidence trick involving feigned romantic intentions towards a victim, gaining their affection, and then using that goodwill to commit fraud.
In some cases, online dating services are themselves engaged in misrepresentation, displaying profiles which have been fabricated, which use personal information from users who have not agreed to be depicted on the site social accounts, classified sites and even forums to groom new victims.
Upon finding victims, scammers lure them to more private means of communication, (such as providing an e-mail address) to allow for fraud to occur.
Many people around the world have been duped into sending money to Internet fraudsters posing as would-be girlfriends or boyfriends.
In many cases, the victim will not only have lost out financially, but will also be left broken-hearted and thoroughly disillusioned.