Internet dating and romance scams
Scammers will pose under the disguise of beautiful pictures as either male or female claiming to be from the United States.
In the relatively short history of my site it is clear that Russian dating scams is the subject of greatest interest to my readers.
Instead of sending spam letters that promise millions for your assistance, these scammers are targeting single men and women who are searching for love online.
They use psychological tricks to lure their victims in, use poetry and even gifts to get them under their spell, and then once you are there, will try to reach for your wallet, all the time declaring their "undying love" for you.
He's hunting through chat rooms, dating sites and social networking sites searching for victims, looking to cash in on romance.
If you are over 40, recently divorced, a widow, elderly or disabled then all the better in his eyes.