Although cliche, the saying holds true for internet dating scams: if the person's photo looks too good to be true, that's because it probably is.

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Where the danger lies however, is not their interest in you as a person, but rather that they don't offer any detailed, personal information about themselves in return, or doesn't really answer your emails in a personal manner, but rather changes the topic with each contact.

Appropriate responses are integral to determining whether or not the relationship you are creating is based in reality and not a potential internet dating scam.

But if you feel compelled to do it anyway, at least read Fraud Aid's legal responsibility page, first.

It details the ramifications you may face should you choose this route, no matter where you or the internet dating scam artist lives.

No one wants to think they could be taken advantage by an internet dating scam, and yet hundreds of thousands of people are every single year.

In fact, the US Embassy to Russia receives reports every single day from people concerned they've been scammed by a Russian single looking for love, and the U. Postal Service has created a video about the same topic on its Fake website.

But if your online date also falls into one of the other internet dating scam categories listed here, then you may want to do a bit more investigating, first.

Related Content: Both Anti and Russian Woman Blacklist have posted photos and details about hundreds of known internet dating scam "personalities".

The 33-year-old was jailed for a minimum of 17-and-a-half years after he admitted murder in July last year.

Liverpool Crown Court was told Hawke, of no fixed abode, moved into Sharon's house after just one date, and started controlling the 39-year-old, who suffered from depression and had learning difficulties.

Stephan begged her to end the relationship after hearing that Hawke used to "push his sister around."But Sharon told her brother that she was "just desperate to be loved" and stopped speaking to him shortly after.