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Scammers also ask victims to send money to help overcome a financial situation they claim to be experiencing.

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The website she used,, did not respond to repeated requests for comment.

Her alleged scammer, "John Scofield," has been profiled on a scam-advisory website.

I need you to send me $5,000.” I kept telling him on Facebook and on the phone that I do not have that kind of money. I said “OK” and gave him my credit card information. I started getting sick with really high blood pressure. I’d get the calls consistently or on Facebook -- “You gotta help me, I don’t know what I’m going to do” -- all day long. I wanted this so bad to be real, but a part of me knew that it just couldn’t be. “If you could just send me $200, maybe $250, so I can eat,” he said. It got worse and worse and I started getting pissed. I had found a site on Internet scams that had this guy’s name and everything that I had been going through with him.

I work two part-time jobs with mentally disabled adults and they don’t pay very well. When I told him I didn’t have the money, he told me to figure out a way to get it. I’m on the phone with State Farm and they said, “Someone just tried to draw $1,000 off your card.” The next thing I know, I have a block on my account and he was pissed. He said he didn’t want to die in another man’s country. I copy and pasted it to Facebook and said, “How do you explain that?

(Facebook had no comment.) Best spoke to Huff/Post50’s associate editor Anthonia Akitunde.

Here is her story in her own words: I’m really kind of a shy person and I had bad relationships with men that either gambled, drank too much or verbally and physically abused me. Life is pretty hard as is, and then when you’re living alone it’s even harder.Victims who have agreed to meet in person with an online love interest have been reported missing, or injured, or in one instance, deceased.IC3 complainants most often report the countries of Nigeria, Ghana, England, and Canada as the location of the scammers.However, be forewarned: the online contact could be a criminal sitting in a cyber café with a well-rehearsed script that scammers have used repeatedly and successfully.Scammers search chat rooms, dating sites, and social networking sites looking for victims.The Huffington Post found Scofield on Facebook, though it is likely that the name, profile and photo are fake, according to Jeffrey Norton, a New York attorney and expert on online dating scams.

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