The merchandise is returned to the vendors, the pro-dater and the various accomplices pocket their respective cut of the take.
As the pro-dater is eager to date again, the next date is immediately set up with the next wealthy foreigner.
Victims can report the scam on might also consider alerting the dating website on which the scammer was encountered. In the aftermath of a scam, some people have also found support and camaraderie at the following sites started by and for scam victims.
Victims can be highly traumatized by this and are often very embarrassed and ashamed when they learn they have become a victim of a scam and that the romance was a farce.
In some cases, online dating services are themselves engaged in misrepresentation, displaying profiles which have been fabricated, which use personal information from users who have not agreed to be depicted on the site social accounts, classified sites and even forums to groom new victims.
The marriage being a prequiste of the father, uncle or grandfather's will.
The scammer keeps the victim believing that they are sincere, until they are able to build up enough rapport to ask for thousands of dollars to help bring the gold into the victim's country.
The young woman will contact a victim and tell them of their plight of not being able to remove the gold from their country due to being unable to pay the duty or marriage taxes.