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There is usually the promise that the fictitious character will one day join the victim in the victim's country.
The scam usually ends when the victim realizes they are being scammed or stops sending money.
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.
Unlike a gold digger, who marries for money, a pro-dater is not necessarily single or available in real life.
A rapidly growing technique scammers are using is to impersonate American military personnel.