I recently read about a group in Nigeria trolling online dating sites and then pretending to be Americans looking for love. After you develop a relationship with them, they say they are traveling or working in a foreign country and start asking for money with a long list of reasons why they need your financial help. I believe a good way to confirm that the person you are communicating with is the same person in the profile you found on this website is to ask them to send you a photo of themselves with their face clearly visible, holding their local newspaper and that day’s date also visible. If they are scammers, they won’t be able to do this. Everyone has access to a camera phone or digital camera and should be able to accomplish this task.