The Nigerian dating scams target the lonely and vulnerable.
The most common comment of victims who think they have found the love of their life is "I can't believe I was so stupid!
They have even been known to telephone their victims as a first introduction.
Investigators say there could be more victims that have not been identified.
The profiles were fake as well, carefully crafted to match your interests.
Dating and romance scams often take place through online dating websites, but scammers may also use social media or email to make contact.The fraud utilized the infamous "visa and airfare" scheme: Mc Coy and his wife Anna were posing as Russian women seeking marriage and a non-existing Russian marriage agency that would provide women with visas and tickets.(Click here for earlier reports on this scam.) Don't move any further until you read The Complete, No-Nonsense ANTI-SCAM GUIDE For Internet Dating.If you are in the UK and feel you have been a victim of online dating fraud, please visit the Police Action Fraud website.They have advice on all kinds of fraud related crimes and an online form where you can submit your experience.