Scam them back! Play along. That’s what I did. They are criminals! What are they going to do? Call the police? They are not as sophisticated and smart as the media makes them out to be. They are idiots.
I told “her” that I was walking down a sidewalk and a Tyrannosaurus Rex came out of the woods and bit me and then ran back into the woods and “she” believed me!!! I strung “her” along. I promised "her" that I would send “her” money on a specific date and got “her” hopes up high and then when it came time I revealed that I had scammed “her” and gave “her” nothing.
DO NOT give them any personal info, your true location, photos or money.