In Canada last year, 750 victims lost CAD million (~ GBP £10 million).
She explains that ideal targets might be those who are recently divorced or widowed.
Eventually, they are asked to send large amounts of money or to carry out something illegal.
They may do this willingly out of love or compassion for the scammer.
They are looking for love and may believe they don’t have a great chance of finding a partner.
As such, they become vulnerable and are more likely to fall for these scams.