Scammer is sick or has a sick parent or child, or is stuck in a country (Nigeria or Russia usually) and they need your help.
Their money, credit card, and ID has been lost or stolen and they have been arrested and need to pay a lawyer so they will be allowed to leave the country.
Then the daughter became ill and had to be hospitalized.
When Morrison suggested that her suitor put his daughter on a plane to get better medical attention at home -- and even offered to pick the girl up at the airport -- a new crisis struck.
A romance scam occurs when a stranger pretends romantic intentions, gains the affection of victims, and then uses that goodwill to gain access to their victims' money, bank accounts, credit cards, passports, email accounts, and/or national identification numbers or by getting the victims to commit financial fraud on their behalf.
You can help by reporting them to us, so we can remove them.
Scammer may exchange emails with you for days or much longer, you may talk on the phone, until the two of you decide to meet.
They may give you their email address and ask you to send photos to them of you and your family.
If you do, they will have your email address and also your photos to use to convince other victims that they are 'real'.
Facts: If they can email a photo to you, they can email a photo to the site to be added to their profile for free.