The woman will be unable to inherit the fortune until she gets married, the marriage being a prerequisite of the father, uncle or grandfather's will.
The scammer convinces their victim that they are sincere until they are able to build up enough rapport to ask for thousands of dollars to help bring the gold into the victim's country.
Upon finding a target, scammers lure them to more private means of communication, such as providing an e-mail address or phone number, to continue the deception.
There is usually the promise that the scammer will one day join the victim in the victim's home.
The scam usually ends when the victim realizes they are being scammed or stops sending money.
Funds sent by Western Union and Money Gram do not have to be claimed by anyone showing identification if the sender sends money using a secret pass phrase and response, and can be picked up anywhere in the world.
Some scammers may also use Bitcoin as an alternative payment method.
As the pro-dater is eager to date again, the next date is immediately set up with the next wealthy foreigner.
Unlike a gold digger, who marries for money, a pro-dater is not necessarily single or available in real life.This creates a false sense of attachment on the victim's part that so that the victim feels guilty refusing the scammer's requests for money.In 2016, the US Federal Bureau of Investigation received reports about more than US 0 million being lost by victims of relationship scams.Often photos of unknown African actresses will be used to lure the victim into believing they are talking to that person.Victims may be invited to travel to the scammer's country; in some cases the victims arrive with asked-for gift money for family members or bribes for corrupt officials, only to be beaten and robbed or murdered.The scheme usually involves accomplices, such as an interpreter and a taxi driver, all of whom must be paid by the victim at an inflated price.