Once you have been lured in, they will start expressing their strong emotions for their victims and will request for you to start moving the relationship away from the dating website.
They can either ask for their victims to do instant messaging, email, or phone.
People are losing a lot of money through online romance and dating scams.
Online dating and romance has become a common thing nowadays.
While there are people that have found love through online dating (you probably know some), its rapid increase in popularity over recent years has seen a dramatic rise in online scams.
They all begin with some ‘hook.’ Often, the scammer (the would-be suitor) will make contact and use something in common or a common interest, for instance, religion or profession, to spark a romantic relationship.
The relationship usually ramps up very quickly afterward.
Finding love online can be challenging because you will never know when you will get to meet the right one or if you are meeting someone who will only scam you out of your pockets.
Not so long ago, it was embarrassing to find love online.
Some people think that it is a clear sign of desperation.
Some think that websites online are scams or people that will get only up to no good.
And because many victims are usually too embarrassed to report being duped and conned of large sums of money, these estimates may be grossly under-reported.