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Don’t send money to tide someone over after a mugging or robbery, and don’t do anyone a favor by making an online purchase or forwarding a package to another country.

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In the end, the money will be gone along with the person you thought you knew.

SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — A San Jose woman bilked out of $500,000 by a Nigerian scam artist on a dating website luckily recovered $200,000 from a bank in Turkey, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office.

The case of the 66-year-old woman conned out of her money through a meeting on Christian should serve as a warning about fraud schemes on international dating sites, Deputy District Attorney Cherie Bourland said.

“You get the love drug in you and you end up getting duped,” Bourland said. But they never met in person.” The district attorney’s office later discovered through the man’s Skype account and email address that he was living in Nigeria, which is “a hot bed of online scams,” Bourland said.

In 2011, the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center received 5,600 complaints from victims of so-called "romance scammers" -- criminals who scan online dating sites, chat rooms and social networking sites for potential victims.

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