In some cases the scammers may be the one to create a profile on a dating site and wait for a potential victim to contact them.
Typically, the profile will include a photograph of a very attractive young woman who will have no trouble attracting would-be suitors.
These scammers tend to prey on victims that may be especially lonely, shy or isolated and therefore more vulnerable.
There are a number of variations on the same basic scam.
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