The online scams come in many forms and shapes, but there is one particularly nasty form: romance scams, when the scammers approach you on the dating services.
They play with their victims feelings, send them lovely messages, call them on the phone, send them presents, make them believe that they finally met their "one and only", and after they build some degree of trust, here comes the nasty scam part.
In most cases, they steal photos from online modeling agencies, like Focus Hawaii.com, Black or New Faces.com, or from magazines.
But they may also steal pictures from the real dating or Yahoo profiles of innocent people, which is actually an identity theft.
Phil, Tonight with Trevor Mc Donald and Canadian Global TV.