Then they will ask the target for thousands of dollars in order to run away and escape forever.
That's the final step, as the scammers leave with thousands of dollars, and the storyline has finished.
If you've used a dating site or app like Ok Cupid or Tinder, you'll have noticed the hundreds of fake profiles that exist on the sites, seemingly designed to make you hand over your profile to scammers.
Dating sites are, thankfully, getting better at spotting who is using their service to send thousands of spam messages.
They ask you to: Did you know you can do an image search of your love interest’s photo in your favorite search engine?
If you do an image search and the person’s photo appears under several different names, you’re probably dealing with a scammer.
It's not just guns and drugs that are up for sale on deep web sites.
Vendors also list guides on how to commit other illegal activities.
Adhrann says that scammers should "emphasize on you being in a difficult financial situation, yet DO NOT insist on that, but treat this subject like you have been much better in the past, and really ashamed now, [as you are] not used to being poor." Step three is where things start getting really interesting.Business Insider obtained a PDF guide that is sold online for just £2.59.It details how scammers operate fake dating site profiles in order to con men out of money.After they form a “relationship,” they come up with reasons to ask their love interest to set up a new bank account.The scammers transfer stolen money into the new account, and then tell their victims to wire the money out of the country.