Internet dating nigerian scams
Advances in technology have made it increasingly more difficult to determine who really is behind the computer screen.
In most cases, the scammers log into chat rooms and on Christian dating sites posing as handsome and beautiful Americans or Nigerians.
These scammers spend hours extracting thousands of American e-mail addresses, sending off fraudulent letters, and then wait for hundreds of replies each day.
For the vulnerable and lonely, the scammers offer the irresistible hope and belief that they have found their true love and soul mate - without a question or a doubt.
An increasing number of people have found life-partners via relationships started online.
Sadly however, scammers have managed to effectively exploit this trend to further their own nefarious ends.