I have used online online dating sites for many years now. I have been “scammed” more than a few times by miscreants, usually foreigners, who prey on lonely hearts, particularly those who list their professions and incomes while I think the sites have gotten better about identifying and booting scammers. They could be quite sophisticated AND PATIENT in hooking victims that are unsuspecting before attempting to reel them in. Luckily for us, we discovered to acknowledge them before dropping victim, but often it’s tough to know. They may be extremely clever.
More over, such as the globe in particular, there is a large number of “players” online–people who will be exceptionally dishonest. Typically, they post old pictures from the time they certainly were 100 pounds lighter and a decade more youthful, or they post photos that hide their body form, that is not only an attribute that is physical but a commentary to their lifestyle.