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Sweetheart scams commonly take advantage of people who are looking for a romantic relationship via online dating sites and chat rooms. Signs to watch out for include online contacts who profess love too soon and persons posing as Americans living abroad. An online date who asks for money to be wired to them may be a scammer. Some scammers pose as scam victims or law enforcement personnel.