Financial scammers also spend much of their time and effort building trust and encouraging the emotional dependency of their potential victims-often more than one person at a time.
They get someone to by a gradually escalating the emotional tone of the communication, waiting until the other person feels sufficiently tied into the “relationship” that they can start asking for gifts and money.
After all, it’s no secret that there are some nefarious individuals lurking on Internet dating and hookup sites and apps, searching for all sorts of potential victims.
As in real life, these individuals are a small minority of the online population, but they do exist.
There are Jewish and Christian specific sites (JDate.com, Christian Mingle.com), sites for African Americans (Black People Meet.com), sites for gays and lesbians (Adam4Adam.com, Pink Cupid.com), etc.