One story tells of a Filipina girlfriend who is purportedly arrested by authorities.
She contacted the foreigner boyfriend, and told him that she was being held by the police and she needs money to pay her bail.
If you're going to be stuck with a psycho for two hours during dinner, you're probably not going to know until your face-to-face and it's too late.
We've compiled some of the best stories from survivors of online first date nightmares, so you can catch the warning signs in your own exploits this Valentine's season.
Their stories are mostly fabricated, the so-called straight-out-of-a-movie spectacle applies here, geared towards earning the affection of the victim, and eventually the suitor’s funds.
Some of these so called girlfriends may not even be female, but a transgender masquerading as one.
Nowadays, with the prevalence of social networking sites such as the mighty Facebook, the threat of this menace is more felt.