They work fast then hit you before you can think about what you are doing
Scammers like to work as fast as possible when that feeling of meeting
someone new is fresh and when the smallest flags can be overlooked or
simply ignored. Although we have seen some scammers at times take as long
as three years before attempting their scam, that is rare and not their normal
way of operating.
As soon as they think they have you baited, then comes the hook. They want to
come back home to be with you but suddenly something terrible happens to them
or their "kid", as they call them, like getting hurt, robbed, sick, clients won't
pay, the hotel is keeping their stuff or holding them hostage until they pay their
bill or some other false reasons and you are the only person that can help them and
you must do it ASAP.