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This kind of scam is most typical in a new, long-distance Internet-dating relationship.
After an intense courtship period, the scammer asks the victim to connect with them via webcam and chat.
You send her a message, and she responds, saying she wants to get to know you! But behind the guise of that sweet-sounding woman may actually be a man — a cybercriminal who only wants to get your phone number to scam you.Also, there are other kinds of fraud — for example, accounts created by website employees to create the impression of more women being registered on the site than there actually are.Then, some sites use bots created to lure newcomers into chatting and get them to pay money to continue the conversation. Monica Whitty, a psychologist from the UK’s University of Leicester, explains the situation: “You don’t have to be ‘vulnerable.’ You can be a highly intelligent person with a good job.Before the advent of Internet dating, we used to head to various places to socialize and meet people — bars, pubs, clubs, parties, weddings, places of worship, and even the library.It took physical effort and mental courage to walk up to someone and introduce oneself.