Photos of dating scammers
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.
When things get a little bit more, ‘serious’ the scammer may ask the victim to send them things that could later be used against the victim. The scammer will later use these to threaten the victim, especially when the victim is in some long-term relationship or marriage and wants to hide the online relationship.
Sometimes, message histories can serve this purpose.
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.
Those that are recently widowed or divorced are ideal targets.
Some people think that it is a clear sign of desperation.