Letters are exchanged between the scammer and victim until the scammer feels they have groomed the victim enough to ask for money.
This might be for requests for gas money or bus and airplane tickets to travel to visit the victim, medical expenses, education expenses etc.
Depending on the venue used, other terms used in the media are Internet chat room killer, Craigslist killer, Facebook serial killer.
Internet homicide can also be part of an Internet suicide pact or consensual homicide.
Online dating eller nettdating er et samlebegrep for de aktivitetene og tjenestene en bruker for å finne venner, kjærester og sexpartnere ved hjelp av Internett.
Nettdating innebærer at man oppretter en offentlig profil på en nettdatingside og videre har «stevnemøte» på nettet og blir kjent når man chatter med hverandre. Etterhvert som nettdating har blitt mer populært, har det også skjedd en oppdeling i nettdatingsbransjen.
Victims can be highly traumatized by this and are often very embarrassed and ashamed when they learn they have become a victim of a scam and that the romance was a farce.
Den siste gruppen baseres gjerne på vitenskapelige teorier og relasjonsmatch.A romance scam is a confidence trick involving feigned romantic intentions towards a victim, gaining their affection, and then using that goodwill to commit fraud.Fraudulent acts may involve access to the victims' money, bank accounts, credit cards, passports, e-mail accounts, or national identification numbers or by getting the victims to commit financial fraud on their behalf.True is known for its strict policies regarding background checks, which are used to ensure that members are not felons or married.Vest reports 16 million total members, as of May 2007, True advertised aggressively online and spent .2 million in online advertising from January to November 2006, more than any other online dating service.