These scammers are well aware of this and therefore often pretend to be from the USA/ UK/ Australia/ Canada or some other Western country.
Armed with their fake identity, the scammer proceeds to forge a bond with you.
You might find their reasons actually check out and send them the money but in all likelihood, you have been scammed of your money.
Another common scam one comes across in online dating is the medical emergency scam.
At the end of the day they all have the same basic plot – there is an emergency and won’t you please send them some money?They do not ask for money to buy the ticket or even for visa expenses… However, there is usually a last minute glitch and they will request you to send them a large amount of money without which the trip will be impossible.These scammers know immigration rules and regulations well and might even cite some sort of visa requirement as their reason for requesting money. Content Wrapper:after.hidden.normal.grid_page.grid_page:before,.grid_page:after.grid_page:after.grid_page h3.grid_page h3 a.grid_page h3 a:hover.grid_page h3 a.action_button.grid_page h3 a.action_button:active.grid_page h3 a.action_button:hover.grid_page h3 a.action_button:not(.fake_disabled):hover.grid_page h3 a.action_button:not(.fake_disabled):focus.grid_pagediv. Error Banner.fade_out.modal_overlay.modal_overlay .modal_wrapper.modal_overlay [email protected](max-width:630px)@media(max-width:630px).modal_overlay .modal_fixed_close.modal_overlay .modal_fixed_close:before.modal_overlay .modal_fixed_close:before.modal_overlay .modal_fixed_close:before.modal_overlay .modal_fixed_close:hover:before. Again, most often these scammers will pretend to be a Western man but in reality they will be scammers based in Africa.