The scammers spend their day trolling the dating sites and chat rooms for contact emails, and then send off thousands of fraudulent letters and emails awaiting the victim's replies.
They are offering the chance of finding true love and happiness, and there are plenty of takers!
But the young Moroccan has spent three traumatic years in northern Syria under the Islamic State group's so-called 'caliphate'.
Tens of thousands of foreigners have joined jihadist groups in Syria, including women who are encouraged to marry and raise the children of IS fighters.
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Everything went wrong.' She first met Khalil Ahmed, an Afghan-British trader who worked in Dubai, online in early 2014, and they married two months later.
He flew to Morocco to marry her and they then went to Dubai, stepping into a complex web of lies and journeys across the Middle East that would eventually take her to Syria.
The scammers choose chat rooms and dating sites because the person in love offers the chance of the biggest payoffs.The most common comment of victims who think they have found the love of their life is "I can't believe I was so stupid!" From internet cafes all over west African countries like Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Senegal etc scammers are zeroing in on their prey - singles looking for love online. The Nigerians call them 'maghas' which is slang for gullible white people.She has a 10-month-old daughter Maria, and an older son called Abdullah.The brave 23-year-old said: 'Meeting my husband was one of the things that motivated me to study fashion design in Europe, but I had no luck. Of course, there’s no one-size-fits-all, but their number one criteron make sense to us: an emphasis in profile questions on mutual interests and honest self-representation over looks and sexual prowess.