But there's a type of dating site scam that's far trickier to spot, and the people who operate it claim to be making thousands of dollars every month fooling vulnerable men.
Business Insider obtained a PDF guide that is sold online for just £2.59.
Online dating can be difficult for women The AARP also says that seniors are a common target of these scams.
Again, both men and women can and have fallen victim to online dating scammers, but women tend to be targeted more aggressively.
A 2013 Federal Trade Commission report cited complaints that totaled 5 million in losses to romance scams alone, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Still, these criminals must stay a step ahead of their victims.
Bitcoin is cryptographic currency favoured by criminals as it allows semi-anonymous online transactions.
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