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Romance Scam

A romance scam refers to the idea of impersonating someone else in a dating site or dating app, tricking other singles with a promise of a romantic relationship and gaining their trust with the intention of getting a financial benefit. Once they become familiar with their victims, romance scammers use the excuse of a personal emergency to ask for money to solve the situation. When these fraudsters reach their goal, they cease communication with their victims and in some cases delete their dating profile. >> Go back to our Dating Glossary <<