Something that isn't often mentioned, however, is that scammers and con men also frequent community and dating websites specifically to take advantage of that loneliness.
A scammer will choose one or more targets and slowly work to build his victims' trust.
Although an unbiased, outside observer would see this as a reason to suspect something, by then the victim trusts the scammer and so the money is sent.
Over time, there are more and more emergencies, more reasons for the scammer to ask for money, and soon enough the victim is broke, possibly even in debt.
After all, if a person is moving halfway around the world to be with someone, they're typically going to be serious about the relationship.
There's also the fact that there's a lot larger pool of potential pairings when you venture outside of your community.
Many of these myths are outdated stories from the 1990s and others are the result of the relentless feminist propaganda against international dating.Another type of trafficking effort starts with an online employment search and results in an unsuspecting victim relocating from her home on the promise of an unbelievably good job.After the victim has joined the offender, various techniques are used to restrict the victim’s access to communication with home, such as imposing physical punishment unless the victim complies with the trafficker’s demands and making threats of harm and even death to the victim and her family.He will seem like the perfect gentleman -- keeping in touch, sending gifts, making the victim feel special -- until one day he asks for money, promising to repay it as soon as possible.The reason varies, and often a heart-rending story is attached, such as a medical emergency he doesn't have the funds to cover, a death in the family or a robbery.