Eventually, the scammer will ask for help, for various reasons, involving the victim sending money.
After the scammer gets all the money they can from the victim, the scammer drops communication, leaving the victim dumbfounded, hurt, confused, and out of a lot of money, which is rarely recovered.
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We have plenty of examples of e-mails received in which you ask for personal information or identity or change your password or update bank account.
These are usually for “Low Bank” on internet such as Pay Pal, Western Union and more.
Once you provide this access, the scammer may require payment for technical assistance, install malicious software, change settings to leave your computer vulnerable, and/or steal your financial information.