Scammers use any weakness they find to their advantage.It's the newest evolution of the Nigerian advance fee (419) scam.He's hunting through chat rooms, dating sites and social networking sites searching for victims, looking to cash in on romance.If you are over 40, recently divorced, a widow, elderly or disabled then all the better in his eyes.Internet romance scams and other related crimes are affecting and ruining lives throughout the world. The more people that are educated in the way the scams work, the harder it is for the scammers to make money and the more scammers that can be put out of business.You or someone you know may be dating this person online right now. No matter how good they sound, things aren't what they appear to be.In reality you're talking to a criminal sitting in a cybercafé with a well-rehearsed script he's used many times before.The scam may take the form of asking you to cash a check for them through your bank account because they are "out of the country" and unable to cash it themselves, or they may come right out and ask you to send money to help them out of a fabricated "financial difficulty" they claim to be experiencing.
In fact, they're someone you could see yourself spending the rest of your life with.
A decent person with a good job or business in search of a good, honest partner to settle down with.