They may give you their email address and ask you to send photos to them of you and your family.
If you do, they will have your email address and also your photos to use to convince other victims that they are 'real'.
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.
Along with two counts of fraud over ,000 and one count of theft over ,000, he is charged with one count of causing someone to use a forged document.
Police say he is currently in custody and scheduled to make his next court appearance on Monday.
Or they got injured and are in the hospital but can't get treated without money.
They are very good at making you feel sorry for them.
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.
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.
They may want you to buy something with the money and send to them - or their trip falls through and they ask you to send the money back.
Scammer sends you counterfeit cashiers checks and you end up losing the money you sent to them.