The guide isn't available for free, in fact, it was being sold for Bitcoins on a deep web marketplace.

Bitcoin is cryptographic currency favoured by criminals as it allows semi-anonymous online transactions.

It's pretty easy to tell: They send the same message over and over, often with the same link.

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Then they will ask the target for thousands of dollars in order to run away and escape forever.

That's the final step, as the scammers leave with thousands of dollars, and the storyline has finished.

If you've used a dating site or app like Ok Cupid or Tinder, you'll have noticed the hundreds of fake profiles that exist on the sites, seemingly designed to make you hand over your profile to scammers.

Dating sites are, thankfully, getting better at spotting who is using their service to send thousands of spam messages.

This screenshot shows a user of a hacker forum being advised that a quick way to find sets of photos is to automatically download them from Facebook: Even before a scammer messages you, you can spot they're fake by checking their photos.

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