How it works:
- Version 1: you meet someone offline whom you build a relationship over time. As the relationship gets stronger (with visits to family members included), money will be asked from you for living expenses and culminate in an investment property/asset not held under your name.
- Version 2: you meet someone online, and as the relationship builds overtime, the scammer offers to make (non-existent) travel arrangements for you and get you to send money over.
What to do:
- It is best to avoid such activities especially when money is involved as odds are nothing good ever comes out of it.