Of course millions of people have flown across countries and continents to find the loves of their life but it's important to keep personal safety in mind.
Some scammers claim to be North American, European or Australian citizens working in an African nation such as Ghana, Nigeria or based in Lagos.
Again, they pretend to be someone from a Western country, visiting Nigeria or Ghana for some reason.
They are consequently kidnapped and you will be asked to urgently send them some ransom money to help them get out of the messy situation.
A few days or weeks later their bank calls, informing the victim the money orders were fraudulent and that they are responsible for the amounts owing. You come across a profile of a young, attractive woman on an online dating site or maybe she contacts you.
Scamwatch is warning the Chinese community in Australia to be wary about two frightening scams targeting them that involve threats of arrest, and extortion via fake kidnappings.
Remember the golden rule - NEVER SEND MONEY TO ANYONE YOU MEET ONLINE.
However much you send, you will never see the money again.
Taking advantage of the "dangerous" perception of Africa, scammers often create elaborate fake kidnap plans.