Does the profile specifically say they are an American Citizen? The reason is, real American Citizens don't go around identifying themselves that way.That is an abnormal statement, and therefore, a red flag.Often, the 'young woman' will claim to be finishing her education, or to have a small business or otherwise sound industrious and somewhat educated.
Online scam artists capitalize on tugging at your heart and appearing normal in every way.
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.
However, they will often be living with an elderly parent or other fragile relative.
Again, this sets up the scenario for needing money.
The best way to spot con artists through their profiles is to scrutinize the content.