Scammer is sick or has a sick parent or child, or is stuck in a country (Nigeria or Russia usually) and they need your help.Their money, credit card, and ID has been lost or stolen and they have been arrested and need to pay a lawyer so they will be allowed to leave the country.Or they got injured and are in the hospital but can't get treated without money.
You may feel inclined to help them and send them money.
After all, you have been led to believe this is your future spouse. Scammer is planning to visit your city or country and wants to send money ahead for use while there.
They are going to 'trust' you to cash the checks for them.
Most dating sites are full of them, and many sites don't bother to get rid of scammers - because scammers look good...
scammers use model photos, have nice profiles, and that attracts more members.
Connecting Singles is different - we take great effort to get rid of scammers.Scores of suspicious profiles are deleted each day, however, scammers are good at what they do and some slip through the scam screens.You can help by reporting them to us, so we can remove them.Scammer may exchange emails with you for days or much longer, you may talk on the phone, until the two of you decide to meet.The scammer cannot afford it, but offers to drive to meet you (or take a plane or bus), and requests money to help pay for this.After you send the money, you never hear from them again - or you receive ongoing excuses to delay the trip and more requests for money.