Romance scammers are in this for one purpose only . Because of the easy money made from victims, scammers are well-to-do respected business men/women who quit their "normal" day jobs. They have a script to follow, just like telemarketers. When they are gone from the computers for any amount of time they are either looking up information in order to answer you or are consulting with a more experienced member of their "team". Internet cafes are shut down to normal business so scammers can do "their jobs". Most households in West Africa and other third world countries cannot afford them nor can they afford the cost of a monthly connection. They take time to respond to you because they are talking to other people.His blue turban is highlighted with minimal lighting. Cut back to a close-up of the second woman’s hands.His face is unrecognizable as it is completely darkened. She is still nervously fidgeting as she continues to tell her story in French.Sh'reen Morrison had been on an online dating site for only a few weeks before she realized that something was seriously wrong with the man who had been actively pursuing her by text message and email.
Arthouse/Rug Sale Scam: A young “art student" will approach a visitor (often at large tourist sites) and ask if s/he likes artwork created by local students."He said he was going to pay me back double," she laughs.Though the amounts and details of the scam vary from victim to victim, when it comes to romance scams, the con is almost always the same: The crook wants to get a besotted victim to wire money or provide access to a credit card.UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN 1: I met my husband in 2002 in the hotel in Cuba that I was visiting for a week. She is shot from the shoulders and up, her hair is softly highlighted with light and her face is completely dark.Cut to a close-up of her hands as she continues to speak: UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN 1: In 2005, we were married. She is speaking in French and the following English subtitles appear as she is speaking: UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN 2: Cut to a silhouette of a man wearing a turban and shown from the elbows up.While many Canadians marry people from other countries, sometimes marriage is a scam to jump the immigration line.