Dating international romance
The scam usually ends when the victim realizes they are being scammed or stops sending money.
'Being in a relationship doesn't mean you're successful.
You are successful if you are happy,' Mr Hussey said.
The dating coach encourages women to take the lead, not in an aggressive way, more to let others know they're open to a conversation.
He said his mantra was it's always better to do something, rather than nothing.
The scheme usually involves accomplices, such as an interpreter and a taxi driver, all of which must be paid by the victim at an inflated price.
Unlike a gold digger, who marries for money, a pro-dater is not necessarily single or available in real life.
This might be for requests for gas money or bus and airplane tickets to travel to visit the victim, medical expenses, education expenses etc.Narratives used to extract money from the victims of romantic scams include the following: Some romance scammers seek out a niche of various fetishes where they will find an obscure fetish and they will make the victim think that if they pay for the scammer's plane ticket, they will get to live out a sexual fantasy of theirs by having the scammer come to them to have sex.The scammers also like to entice victims to perform sexual acts on webcam.It is about showing yourself as a confident person that someone wants to know.'While technology makes it easier to chat, and text, Mr Hussey believes a woman shouldn't even consider dating someone unless they've spoken on the phone.He outlined that many men in their 30s and 40s are happy to agree to a meeting, yet few have the courage to speak to a woman on the phone first.There is usually the promise that the fictitious character will one day join the victim in the victim's country.