Just when you think everything is going smoothly, there is a last minute problem and they will request you to urgently send them some money, without which it will be impossible for them to make their trip.
Sometimes, they will even cite certain immigration requirements to sound more convincing.
She might just need money to pay her bills but will probably want desperately to come and visit him in his Western nation.
She professes her love and gives instructions to send money through Western Union or Money Gram.
A scammer could be a man or woman operating solo, posing as an attractive young lady, or part of an organized scamming operation.