These fraudsters draft the scam email which offers an exciting benefit to the receiver but also creates a sense of urgency to act soon.
The ultimate aim of the scam email by the scammer is to get a positive response from the receiver (victim).
The scammer often embeds phishing links and non trusted URLs in the email, where they grab the personal information of the user.
In many cases scammers send out bulk unsolicited emails to a number of email addresses.
Here are five facts about online dating: Online dating has lost much of its stigma, and a majority of Americans now say online dating is a good way to meet people.
When we first studied online dating habits in 2005, most Americans had little exposure to online dating or to the people who used it, and they tended to view it as a subpar way of meeting people.
5% of Americans who are in a marriage or committed relationship say they met their significant other online.
But it still means that one-third of online daters have not yet met up in real life with someone they initially found on an online dating site.
One-in-five online daters have asked someone else to help them with their profile.
Online dating use among 55- to 64-year-olds has also risen substantially since the last Pew Research Center survey on the topic.
Today, 12% of 55- to 64-year-olds report ever using an online dating site or mobile dating app versus only 6% in 2013.