The scam usually ends when the victim realizes they are being scammed or stops sending money.
Victims can be highly traumatized by this and are often very embarrassed and ashamed when they learn they have become a victim of a scam and that the romance was a farce.
I’m kissing online dating goodbye so I can pursue love and life, using the gifts God has given me (and stop being such a jerk).
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.
In my personal experience of online dating, most people are either looking for sex quickly, or they’re looking to build a strong emotional connection fast. I like the uncertainty and the flirtation and the social aspect of dating. As I’ve learned, if you don’t know what you’re looking for, it doesn’t matter how many matches you acquire, or how many dates you go on, or even whether the people you go out with share your exact beliefs.