This can be for assistance in cashing a check that they are unable to cash themselves and also asking for financial assistance to help them out of a difficulty they are having.
They have landed in a hotel and now cannot pay the bill so the hotel is holding all their papers so they cannot leave.
A check or money order is only a promise to pay or provide funds.
In all cases the plea for Financial assistance is the key to the scam.
After being scammed you are put on a “contact” list by the scammers.
You will be receiving random instant messages and emails from people you do not know. Please tell them you know they are scammer and block them.
The scammers are good at what they do; they ask lots of questions of the victim regarding what they want in their lives.
The scammer then takes the information and turns it into a dream that becomes a reality to the victim.
After you discover the scam you may have questions regarding the person you were talking to, the money you may have sent, the checks you may have cashed, how to report the scammer or just how the scam works.