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Internet anonymity made it easier for people to pretend to be someone they are not, but stolen valor is nothing new.

The money she sent her “soul mate” ended up in Nigeria, thanks to a second victim across country who was taken in by the same photo.

Don't fall for anyone who says "I love you" at warp speed, the TV station recommended on its Watching Out for You program.

Not everyone using online dating sites is looking for love. As if all that isn’t bad enough, romance scammers are now involving their victims in online bank fraud.

Scammers create fake online profiles using photos of other people — even stolen pictures of real military personnel. And they tug at your heartstrings with made-up stories about how they need money — for emergencies, hospital bills, or travel. Here’s how it works: The scammers set up dating profiles to meet potential victims.

On Christmas Eve, she got an email from [email protected] “i know this is season of spending money may be you don't have enough presently , honey if you cant make it possible this period can you make it possible to raise the $3000 before 10/01/2015 ?

” He needed her support and silence, he said in the international language of philandering spouses, “because don't want any member of my family to know about my private my private life in Australia yet i have to do the right thing at the right time before informing my family hope you get me right?

They ask you to: Did you know you can do an image search of your love interest’s photo in your favorite search engine?

If you do an image search and the person’s photo appears under several different names, you’re probably dealing with a scammer.

After they form a “relationship,” they come up with reasons to ask their love interest to set up a new bank account.

The scammers transfer stolen money into the new account, and then tell their victims to wire the money out of the country.

Victims think they’re just helping out their soulmate, never realizing they’re aiding and abetting a crime.