This article focuses on the folks who have already fallen prey to a dating scam, and what they can do about it.
The first step is to stop communicating with the person trying to romance scam you.
Because you've already been a victim of a romance scam, you'll be put on a contact list for other fraudulent folks to contact you. NO woman with good intentions (and of course NO REAL MAN!!!! They will send you the check, ask to cash for them and send them money WU. Sometimes, their employer pays them with a check that they cannot cash in Africa (fake checks scam). Whatever they bought, was purchased with a stolen credit card, soon the seller will find out, and police will be after YOU, as your address is listed as a receiver. But the point is: The money should be sent Western Union or Money Gram. They will give a seller your shipping address and ask to re-ship it to them (re-shipping scam).