There are, however, reports of racist attacks on those of African and Middle Eastern appearance.
We strongly suspect that the risk is blown out of proportion by other websites regurgitating content from elsewhere to fill their pages and appear authoritative. Supposedly the scammer walks ahead of the tourist and drops his wallet.
In most cases these so-called relationships usually begin online, through a dating agency website or social network.
Although some of these women are genuinely looking for love, many are simply professional daters exploiting the desperation and generosity of these foreigners.
The tourist, being good-natured of course, picks up the wallet and returns it to the scammer.
The scammer appears grateful but, after counting the money in his wallet, announces that some of his cash as missing.