The only way to avoid an online romance scam is to be aware of their occurrences and also to know how to spot them before they begin.Remember the golden rule - NEVER SEND MONEY TO ANYONE YOU MEET ONLINE. Learn how these scams work so you can protect yourself. Run just like any "for profit" organization, there is a hierarchy and an organizational structure: the peons, the managers, the big bosses, the pimp daddies. There may be times when they have forgotten what you talked about before or call you a different name.

Romance scammers are in this for one purpose only . Because of the easy money made from victims, scammers are well-to-do respected business men/women who quit their "normal" day jobs. They have a script to follow, just like telemarketers. When they are gone from the computers for any amount of time they are either looking up information in order to answer you or are consulting with a more experienced member of their "team".

Internet cafes are shut down to normal business so scammers can do "their jobs". Most households in West Africa and other third world countries cannot afford them nor can they afford the cost of a monthly connection. They take time to respond to you because they are talking to other people.

Noticing What Isn't Right Engaging in Conversation Meeting the Person Community Q&A For most of us, finding love on the internet can be a gift from heaven.

For others, however, it can be a life-ruining decision – leaving us penniless, heartbroken and with many more problems heading our way.

After all by this time, the victim has such strong feelings for the scammer, how in the world can he/she not have feelings for them?

So the victims who believe and stay are drawn into a different scam which turns out to be a whole lot more dangerous.

After that the scammer will draw them in further ending up actually using the victim to scam other people.

We were informed by the FBI, about a woman they dealt with who has visited her scammer four times. After that, she started getting drawn in to help her "love". Turning in evidence can get her a lighter sentence.

They are cloaked behind phony names and identities.

The most they can tell you is they are scammers, but then we can tell you the same thing right here and we do it for FREE.

Scammers send sweet words, poems, and love letters..stolen from sites on the internet.