Most dating sites are full of them, and many sites don't bother to get rid of scammers - because scammers look good...
scammers use model photos, have nice profiles, and that attracts more members.
Sh'reen Morrison had been on an online dating site for only a few weeks before she realized that something was seriously wrong with the man who had been actively pursuing her by text message and email.
They'd hit it off right away, and he said he lived just outside of Phoenix, which seemed relatively proximate to a woman in remote Yuma, Ariz. First, he was traveling through India with his daughter.
With almost 8 million people using online dating in the UK, fraudsters know exactly how to get people clicking on their profiles and they'll make sure they use the right photographs to lure their victims in.
Selfies of women with low-cut vest tops were most commonly used, with female fraudsters describing themselves as a student, with no strong political leanings.
She is described as 5ft 6in, never married, and has a degree-level education.
You can help by reporting them to us, so we can remove them.
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.
If you fall into this category, be especially wary of people that you meet through dating websites.