The market for these is huge, but there are other genuine chat jobs which will pay you for more general conversation and information.
Computers connected to the internet provide a number of ways to communicate in real time with other people who can be anywhere, including across the room, hallway, road, city, state, country or world.
Various facilities are available to search out others with similar backgrounds or interests.
One way is for the police to pretend to be children in online spaces and wait for the predators to come to them.
This paper reflects on the nature of online grooming and the police response.
In 48 per cent of cases the adult suspect was arrested at the intended rendezvous with the child.