Scammers create a profile on social media with fake photos or may contact you by email. They tell you credible stories, so they gain your trust and fall in love with them. Once they have gained your trust they will subtlety ask you for gifts, money or bank details. The reasons for asking money can be several. A family member has fallen ill, they need to be operated quickly or the scammer promises to travel to you but he or she does not have the money for the flight ticket.
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