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This falsified passport was used in an actual internet romance scam.The deception can be obvious to observers — for example, the photo on this passport does not comply with regulations for size or pose — but these signs are often ignored by victims.In 2016, the US Federal Bureau of Investigation received reports of more than US 0 million being lost by victims of relationship scams.Some romance scammers seek out a victim with an obscure fetish and will make the victim think that if they pay for the scammer's plane ticket, they will get to live out their sexual fantasy with the scammer.Victims may be invited to travel to the scammer's country; in some cases the victims arrive with asked-for gift money for family members or bribes for corrupt officials, only to be beaten and robbed or murdered.A rapidly growing technique scammers are using is to impersonate American military personnel.There is usually the promise the scammer will one day join the victim in the victim's home.

As the pro-dater is eager to date again, the next date is immediately set up with the next wealthy foreigner.

The scammer convinces their victim they are sincere until they are able to build up enough of a rapport to ask for thousands of dollars to help bring the gold into the victim's country.

The scammer will offer to fly to the victim's country to prove they are a real person so the victim will send money for the flight. The victim will contact the scammer to ask what happened, and the scammer will provide an excuse such as not being able to get an exit visa, or an illness, theirs or a family member.

Unlike a gold digger, who marries for money, a pro-dater is not necessarily single or available in real life.

Another variation of the romance scam is when the scammer insists they need to marry in order to inherit millions of dollars of gold left by a father, uncle, or grandfather.

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