Scammer may exchange emails with you for days or much longer, you may talk on the phone, until the two of you decide to meet.The scammer cannot afford it, but offers to drive to meet you (or take a plane or bus), and requests money to help pay for this.A reverse email search allows you to find people using their email address.
In many cases, we can help you pull the ip to even give location information about where the email was sent from.
I should be able to reach out to them to get them to stop or pay me for the use.
If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you can run an anti-virus scan on your device to make sure it is not infected with malware.
They can also use both your email and phone number on search engines such as Spokeo and discover where you live, where you work, what your income is, whether you have children, divorced, widowed, single, when your birthday is, what other sites you use, family member names, and in some cases, a full panoramic view of your home.
Most dating sites are full of them, and many sites don't bother to get rid of scammers - because scammers look good...