What are they?
In a romance scam, fraudsters create online profiles and pose as romance or companionship seekers to attract individuals looking for a relationship. The relationship is maintained through online communication and progresses with the victim developing an emotional attachment to the fake online persona. As the victim trusts the persona, the fraudster shares a fabricated story that leads to asking for financial assistance. Once the fraudster obtains the victim’s money, they’ll cut off all contact with the victim.