Dating sites are being targeted by scam artists. With many new free dating sites, scam artists have found a great resource of possibly desperate people they can take advantage of.
One common scam is involving african countries that claim to have money they are willing to share with you if only you help them get the said money out of the country. Getting this money out of the country involves you sending them money. If you send them any money, they will then come up with another reason why you need to send them more money.
Unfortunately some people are falling for this and being taken for an expensive and far from fun ride.