This scam plays on the victim’s emotions and can be hard to resist.
In many occasions the scammer may have primed the victim by previously telling you all about their fake mom, son daughter etc and the victim may have even spoken to the fake mom, son daughter etc on the phone or by email.
This is a ploy to gain greater sympathy from you when they reveal that “mom” will die in 24 hours unless you send the funds for an emergency operation.
Some scammers will show fake copies of plane tickets, visas or other documents to make the travel plans appear to be authentic.
After wiring the money the victim waits at the airport patiently with a bunch of flowers for his/her love of their life to arrive.
In this scam the scammer asks you to send money for food, rent, internet access or other living expenses.