In some towns and villages in Nigeria and Ghana it is the main source of income for the local population.
Date In Asia is one of the biggest free Asian dating websites available online.
It's very popular with Western men looking for Asian wives from Thailand, China, the Philippines or other Asian countries.
These scammers roam the many Asian dating websites like Date In Asia in order to look for victims.
Typically they chat to men in order to get them to send them gifts and small amounts of money.
Although the scam ladies often only get a few dollars here and there, remember that $10 is a lot of money in Thailand, the Philippines or China.
And many Asian women are ruthlessly efficient at what they do - it's not unusual for a woman to be chatting to dozens of men - all those gifts will really add up then. ) that these ladies are not suitable wives, so they move on and look for another lady. In practice, we men get attached to our ladies we chat to, so it can be hard to move onto someone much more honest.
Many Filipino women are scammers as well - as many of them speak and write English they find it a particularly easy way to make a decent living out of it.
It's rarer for Chinese ladies to be into this type of scam, but as China opens up they are learning fast.
Anyone can join regardless of ethnicity and nationality.