The relationship usually ramps up very quickly afterward.
Christine Benning, an FBI agent, says that most of the victims are women aged 50 and above.
Here are some of the typical steps romance scammers take to lure a victim in: Quick FAQ’s Scammers often join dating websites, social media, and as well as other dating apps and pretend to be someone who is interested in their prospective victim.
They act on emotional triggers to get these victims to provide personal details, gifts, and even money.
Some think that websites online are scams or people that will get only up to no good.