They may take months to build what may feel like the romance of a lifetime and may even pretend to book flights to visit you, but never actually come. The scammer will offer to fly to the victim's country to prove they are a real person so the victim will send money for the flight. Clues for spotting fake profiles. How long were you in correspondence with the woman before she asked for money for the first time? They may also ask you to send pictures or videos of yourself, possibly of an intimate nature.
A romance scam is a confidence trick involving feigning romantic intentions towards a victim, gaining their affection, and then using that goodwill to commit fraud.
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