Before you write, be aware of these international dating scams.It's usually a beautiful woman, often from a developing country. In the glow of a new romance, you think you'll be the savior who helps her out. Women in some regions make money scamming wealthier men.

Closer inspection on some of these sites reveals that the pictures are stock photos from modeling agencies. If you see the same glamorous picture on several sites, be suspicious.

In some cases, these lovely girls have nothing to do with the web site at all.

E-mail "phishing" schemes use official-looking messages to trick you into revealing your social security number, bank account number, and other important personal and financial information.

Dating exchanges are another way for dishonest people to get your data.

One man had his online girlfriend cash money orders for him.

The money orders turned out to be fraudulent and her bank held her responsible.

It can be tempting to explore an international romance.

Perhaps you've seen an especially appealing picture or profile.

Maybe you're curious about the person's country or culture.

People certainly have found true love with online matches from far away.

He right away fell madly in love with me and told me how great a kisser he was. I’ll keep hunting this lowlife down and post anything I find. Same Sad Story1/5/18 Don’t trust those either and instead of a private inbox they put their opinion in the notifications right in public.