Thirdly, the picture on the scammer’s profile may look just too good to be true, because the scammer has stolen the photo (and maybe even the identity) from somewhere else on the Internet, possibly even a site belonging to a model.
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Once the victim has agreed to this request, the scammer will then ask for a larger amount.
The foot in the door tactic predicts that we may be more likely to comply to the request for the larger amount of money only after we have agreed to sending the smaller amount first.
Furthermore, scammers begin to request more and more financial assistance as the desperate nature of these circumstances apparently intensifies.
Other scams include the travel scam which involves the scammer making romantic advances to the victim, before asking them for money to travel to visit them, the phone scam, where the scammer asks the victim to call a number that will cost the victim an excessive amount of money, and the postal scam, whereby the victim is befriended online by a person from abroad who claims to live in the victim’s country but be working abroad.