However, they will often be living with an elderly parent or other fragile relative.
Again, this sets up the scenario for needing money.
Women targeting men: Female con artists who target men can appear very enticing if they claim to be from another country - the more exotic, the better.
Unlike scammers who target women, these con artists will rarely claim to have children; it is not as attractive to male victims as it might be with female victims to connect with someone who has children.
Sometimes con artists will mess up by listing hobbies (if the online dating site has places to list them) that aren't normal for men, such as knitting, crafts, etc.