If you think you are being scammed, go to this site and browse all the photos to see if the person you are communicating has a photo on this site. However they also use photos taken from profiles of other people on dating sites, so remember that the photos that scammers use are not photos of themselves - they are photos of innocent victims.
They also use many aliases, emails, photos, gender, age and sexual orientation in order to cast their net to catch as many victims as possible.
Some of the sophisticated scammers send cheap presents such as flowers or candy [from stolen credit cards] to capture the hearts of lonely women. They either advise that their employer pays them with Money Orders and they can't cash them in Nigeria or are having trouble cashing them.
Then they convince their soul mates to bank them into their bank account and then wire them the money via Western Union.
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!
The scammers start by stealing a photo from an internet site.
They prefer to use images of white people capitalising on stereotypes and perceptions.
They also lurk in chat rooms and social networking sites as well as Christian and other religious-based dating sites.
They then spend months chatting up and luring their naive targets with online intimacy.