In this particular case, it was my profile on e Harmony that was targeted, and this is my recount of it.
It started with a potential match; a profile with a collection of tasteful photos of a beautiful woman, not too ‘out there’, but a face that stood out from the crowd.
The profile was fairly complete, with a few of the smaller-scale questions not answered.
Overall, the profile initially raised no suspicion for me.
This might be for requests for gas money or bus and airplane tickets to travel to visit the victim, medical expenses, education expenses etc.
There is usually the promise that the fictitious character will one day join the victim in the victim's country.
The scam usually ends when the victim realizes they are being scammed or stops sending money.
Hmmm…is a tough one, as I haven’t dated a Romanian in ages and, in any case, I can only provide a girl’s perspective.
I would hazard myself by saying that Romanians are a bit macho, they usually don’t know how to treat a women, of course exceptions are accepted, they wait for the girl to do all the tough part in taking the initiative while playing the cold, indifferent bastard.
A romance scam is a confidence trick involving feigned romantic intentions towards a victim, gaining their affection, and then using that goodwill to commit fraud.