Recently, countries like Nigeria and India have been operating under scams where people will often pretend to be girls stuck in foreign countries.
After all, who a person is in public is entirely different than when you get to know them behind closed doors.
Another way to tell if a profile is fake is to read carefully what the user is saying, as sometimes a person will contradict themselves if they turn out to be lying.
And once they do, they'll swindle you for every penny you have.
Many will use such tactics as shipping gifts like flowers and stuff, to lower you into a false sense of security, so you'll think they really love you.
They met through a dating site and once they met in real life, they've been happy ever since.