As the relationship develops, your exchanges become more intimate.The person you have fallen for will probably send you their photograph and give you a pet name.In fact, you have probably been in contact with several members of a criminal gang.Once the fraudsters are confident that you have enough sympathy and desire for them, they will tell you about a problem they are experiencing and ask you to help out by sending money.They may be from overseas, or they might tell you they are in the same country as you.
They may also ask you for naked photos of yourself and/or ask you to perform sexual acts in front of a webcam, particularly if you are female.
The person you’ve developed a relationship with is not who they say they are.
For example: Once you send them money, the fraudsters will keep coming back with more reasons to send them money.
If you send pictures of yourself of a sexual nature, the fraudsters will threaten to send them to your family, friends and work colleagues if you don’t go along with their requests for money.
You register with an internet-based dating agency or join an online dating chat room.You receive a contact from someone who shows an interest in you.