In fact, they're someone you could see yourself spending the rest of your life with.

Sure enough, within three days, he told her he was in trouble. The bank needed two more weeks to get all the financing together but he was going to lose the deal if he didn't come up with the money by the end of the week. The scammer had spent hours setting her up for this by connecting with her through beautiful poems and lengthy conversations. They are intelligent, successful women desperate to find the love of their life. I wrote today's post because I don't want to see another woman get taken by these con men again.

There are nine warning signs worth heeding when you're out there dating. They Feed Off The Clues In Your Profile Don't mention your income or where you work.

Seeking Arrangement has banned 60,000 profiles in the last 10 months, or about 220 a day.

Here's what they've found are the ingredients in the typical scam profile.

That widowed Ukrainian engineer you just met on your favorite dating website? Scam dating profiles are more likely to say they are Catholic; from Nigeria, the Ukraine or the Philippines; widowed and have a doctoral degree—among other characteristics, according to new data compiled by the dating website Seeking

Romance scammers tug at the heartstrings or stroke the ego to get dating site users to send them money."In the process of going back and forth, a scammer is going to try to figure out what makes a person tick, what their vulnerable spots are," said Jenny Shearer, an FBI spokeswoman."Because a victim has legitimate feelings, they might be inclined to offer financial support for this person." For Best, it all started when she signed up for a free online dating site called mingle2.So I told her, if you can't break contact yet, at least stay open to the possibility that he is a scammer and if he asks you for money, promise me two things. Let me tell you, it was not easy, but it would have been harder if she hadn't had support from an objective source.First, you won't give it to him and second, to call me so you have the support I know you would need to break contact with him. This was his way of making her feel safe enough to go through with it, even though it wasn't true. A piece of her didn't want to believe he was scamming her. Because he had captured her heart and she really wanted to help him. Let me assure you these women would have said the same thing. Other women have not been so lucky and have lost thousands of their hard earned dollars to men they thought loved them.He's hunting through chat rooms, dating sites and social networking sites searching for victims, looking to cash in on romance.