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His profile said he was a widower and a veterinarian who travels, reads poetry and loves to shop.

He was adorable, with big hazel eyes and salt-and-pepper hair.

They promise to identify who the scammer is and for an additional fee have them arrested and bring them to justice.Many people have been contacted by these fakes asking for money to assist. There are some fake detectives/investigators that have set up web sites stating they are NET Detectives.I worked up the nerve to write him and was thrilled when he replied, saying he was flattered to receive my email. Many of the profiles on dating sites are scams, fake profiles people put up as a tool to get to know people they then trick into giving them money.Elizabeth Bernstein explains how the scams operate, and a few people's stories of being tricked.The male victims, who think they're talking to a real beauty, may in fact be talking to a male as young as 13 years old.

The pictures are stolen from various sites and previous victims. Recently scammers have been using previous victims' photos from dating and social networking sites. All services, all hotel rooms, and all hospital services must be paid for in advance.Scammers send sweet words, poems, and love letters..stolen from sites on the internet.The people behind these scams are men, women, and teenagers of ALL ages.There are some that are showing associations to different investigative organizations.We spoke with the FBI about the affiliations and were told that they are PAID associations and anyone can be a member if they pay the fee. The FBI also has told us there is NO WAY for anyone to really trace who the scammers are from this end.After all by this time, the victim has such strong feelings for the scammer, how in the world can he/she not have feelings for them?