The confidence trickster will typically claim to have chosen the mark carefully, based on his reputation for honesty and straight dealing, and may appear to structure the deal so that the confidence trickster's ultimate share of the reward will be distributed voluntarily by the mark.
Modern variants of the Spanish Prisoner include the advance-fee scam, in particular the Nigerian money transfer (or 419) scam.
are widespread in the U S, in Spain there have been times when novio/novia was seen as implying too strong a commitment. Your Spaniard novio-a will live with his/her parents.
This is not only the Spanish way, but also the current-economic-crisis way.
By doing this, you can get to know the person a little better before you ask them out.
You may have heard the negative stories from people who have joined a free dating site and it didn’t live up to their expectations; however, you should keep in mind that when you try a top rated Spanish dating site, you might have a completely different experience.In its original form, the confidence trickster tells his victim (the mark) that he is (or is in correspondence with) a wealthy person of high estate who has been imprisoned in Spain under a false identity.Some versions had the imprisoned person being an unknown or remote relative of the mark.With such explanations, the trickster continues to press for more money until the victim is cleaned out, or declines to put up more funds.Key features of the Spanish Prisoner trick are the emphasis on secrecy and the trust the confidence trickster apparently places in the mark not to reveal the prisoner's identity or situation.
A classical Pigeon Drop game archetype, the confidence trickster offers to let the mark put up some of the funds, with a promise of a greater monetary reward upon release of the prisoner plus a non-pecuniary incentive, gaining the hand of a beautiful woman represented to be the prisoner's daughter.