A Dating Scam normally involves these steps: Step #1: The scammer posts an attractive photo (such as attractive professional models) and fake profile on a dating website.
Step #2: Mass message members with pre-written copy of message.
he most be attractive, sensitive and possesses integrity, warmth, and an earthiness that draws me in. He must enjoy travel and if he doesn't , well its okay by me because I enjoy traveling , I have been so many country, the arts, and be well-educated or at least intelligent.
I am not looking for perfection, just someone who is in touch with himself and is honest about what he wants in life.
Step #6: No matter what the story is, after a period of establishing trust, romance, and desire, the scammer will ask for money to be sent in forms such as cash money orders, send merchandise, or currency exchange via a telegraphic money transfer service, usually Western Union or Moneygram, etc.
Step #7: The scammer keeps asking for money until the victim can't afford or the fraud is perceived.
From my first hand experience, majority of the dating scams are from West African countries - Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, etc.