It will all feel so right, and end so horribly wrong.
This is why we introduced chat and video chat, so that members could continue communicating on the site without the need to leave.
That includes dating scams — among the oldest and most common of online swindles.
Recently, I had a chance to review a package of dating scam emails, instructions, pictures, videos and love letter templates that are sold to scammers in the underground, and was struck by how commoditized this type of fraud has become.
For instance, scammers are urged to include an email from the mother of the girl in the first 10 emails between the scammer and a target.
A romance scam is a confidence trick involving feigned romantic intentions towards a victim, gaining their affection, and then using that goodwill to commit fraud.