The truth behind just how they do it is both chilling and frightening.More stories from Today Tonight
- Scam Watch warns that scammers are sophisticated, moving with the times to take advantage of new technology to create plausible stories.
- Think twice if someone professes strong feelings very quickly and presses your for more contact details.
- After gaining your trust, they tell you an elaborate story and ask for money, gifts or your bank account/credit card details.
- They continue to ask for money, but never visit you.
This reporter is on Twitter at @RichoTT7