Those accounts are often found and terminated quickly on the major dating sites.
So by the time you respond, the account may have been deleted.
One perfect match was “Kazb”, who was using a photograph of Karen Bartke, an actress appearing in several prime-time dramas, including Monarch of the Glen.
Although she has tried online dating, Miss Bartke said she never used Cupid's website, adding: “It's done purely to take money from that person who's in a vulnerable situation already because it takes a bit of guts to be, to be open and say here is who I am, are you interested in me?
' “I really object to someone taking advantage with people like that, using my photo." Another profile on the site, claiming to belong to a woman from Glasgow, was using an old photograph of Michelle Pfeiffer.