If they claim to have an ordinary job, they can still be a scammer.
Requests for money could also be in the name of a faked injury or illness.
The men and women responsible for online dating scams may be working alone or as part of a larger operation.
They will often claim to be in an exotic or prestigious line of work (which, by no coincidence, has the potential to put them in a situation where they then claim they need a lot of money to get out – money).
"But I hung on and kept communicating because I wanted to see the end of the movie." The ending came as no surprise to experts on romance scams.
Morrison's erstwhile Romeo claimed he needed her to "lend" him ,000 to deal with one of the many crises he had fabricated.
"The story was getting more and more bizarre," she says.You can learn more about this effort and also sign this online petition.For now, it's largely up to dating service users to protect themselves: Don't assume you're safe just because you trust the company or brand.Then the daughter became ill and had to be hospitalized.When Morrison suggested that her suitor put his daughter on a plane to get better medical attention at home -- and even offered to pick the girl up at the airport -- a new crisis struck.