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When the victim finally wises up – or runs out of money – the scammer disappears.In a few cases, the scam continues even after the victim catches on.They usually claim to have jobs that keep them outside the country for long periods of time, such as working on an oil rig, serving in the military, or working for a nonprofit.Next, they seek out victims – usually people who are lonely and vulnerable – and work to build up relationships with them.
According to Huff Post, most of them are located in Ghana and Nigeria, but an increasing number originate in communities of West African immigrants in Canada, Malaysia, and Britain.
Romance scammers work by setting up fake profiles on dating sites and social media.
Sometimes, they use fake names and stock photos; in other cases, they steal real people’s names, images, and personal information.
Online romance scams are a form of “catfishing” scam, in which a person creates a fake online identify.
Some catfishers use these fake identities to annoy or harass others online, or just to flirt without commitment. They lure their victims into an online relationship and use it to get money out of them – sometimes thousands of dollars.