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She wants me to send money to buy one via her money transfer account.

Around 7.8 million UK adults used online dating sites in 2016, up from just 100,000 in 2000.

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Scammers are on dating sites, and social networks setting up fake profiles.

Scammers will pose under the disguise of beautiful pictures as either male or female claiming to be from the United States.

They have even been known to telephone their victims as a first introduction.

After you discover the scam you may have questions regarding the person you were talking to, the money you may have sent, the checks you may have cashed, how to report the scammer or just how the scam works.

They play on emotional triggers to get you to provide money, gifts or personal details.