They are on Sorpia
I have encountered scams on my Skype as well. A Dr. David Mark who is a surgeon in Syria, blah, blah, blah. The minute he/they started typing, I knew it was fraud.
Well, I played along then told them I would send $5000 and then I told them I sent it to this address, which was wrong of course... and I got bold letters out of that. I laughed so hard! I got invited to join Zorpia which is a dating site.
It was fun scrolling through the names so I began to chat with a few of them... They all start out the same, and of course within the second message it's "God has brought us together".. and trying to sound romantic. But for someone who is supposedly a doctor or physicist cannot write worth a dang.
Those are the signs to MOVE ON and don't even try. I'm sure that I'm going to be asked for money soon... and of course I'm going to say "ok" then have my fun and never look back.
Good luck to anyone that has ever sent them money. When you research the names you're given, you will not find the matches.
So ALWAYS do your research before you even start a conversation with someone.
Thank you for your time!