Another common scam one comes across in online dating is the medical emergency scam.
Just when you think your online relationship is going really well, your online partner will be faced with some sort of medical emergency.
Instead of asking you to send them money for their ticket, they will instead send you scanned copies of a ticket to convince you they are genuine and are really coming to visit you.
Like all scams, there is a last minute problem and you will be requested to send some money to ensure everything goes smoothly.
Needless to say that is the last you will hear of your apparent fortune.
The money could be cash, gold bullion, blood diamonds, gold dust, checks etc.
The sums usually run up to millions of dollars with the victim being promised a huge chunk of it for their "help".
Do not send money if you are in a similar situation because it is probably a scam.