Back dating bank deposits
And this mastermind is not at all who you think (s)he is... A scammer usually finds a set of pictures of an attractive girl 18-45 years old female (or, if the scammer IS an attractive girl, she uses her own pictures) and places personal ads in as many international dating catalogs as possible.A lot of scammers actively seek out new potential victims rather than wait for the victims to come to them.
If the guy is determined to make her supposed trip happen regardless of the expenses, he sends the money again and again.
If the guy agrees, the "lady" pretends to put all effort into making "her" travel arrangements. " She" acts surprised to find out that there are various expensive requirements that " she" has to comply with before she can fly out of the country.
Those supposed requirements usually include proof of financial independence and requirement to pay off all loans that "she" has in her name.
Some scammers offer to pay for visa themselves (as a "good faith" gesture).
After the "visa" is received, the scammer asks for money to buy - usually around 0-00.