Scammers will contact their victims through fake profiles on dating sites and apps, or through popular social media sites like Instagram, Facebook, or Google Hangouts. They will then strike up a relationship with their victims to build trust, often talking or chatting several times a day. Then, the scammer will make up a story and ask for their victim to send them money. Often the scammer will continue to manipulate their victim for months at a time before asking for money. Visit the following FTC link for further details: