Mingle2 online dating scam
Often the scammers use attractive female photo profiles because lots of men will respond to an attractive woman's personal ad based on the photo alone.
A slight twist is is when the scammer pretends to live in the same country as the victim, and once a relationship has developed, then advise they are required to go to a west African country on an assignment.
After creating a profile one can head over to the forums or use the site's Mutual Match feature to discreetly view profiles of those that have similar interests.
An online meeting can be decided simply clicking the Yes, No or Maybe button.
Some of the sophisticated scammers send cheap presents such as flowers or candy [from stolen credit cards] to capture the hearts of lonely women. They either advise that their employer pays them with Money Orders and they can't cash them in Nigeria or are having trouble cashing them.
Then they convince their soul mates to bank them into their bank account and then wire them the money via Western Union.
They are offering the chance of finding true love and happiness, and there are plenty of takers!