NY DAILY NEWS - May 9 - A study of bogus online dating profiles reveals that most fraudsters claim to be religious and widowed. Many are also foreign, but describe themselves as Native American, mistakenly thinking it means only that they're from America. The FBI says ~$50M is stolen every year in romance scams. One in ten profiles is fake, according to research from SeekingArrangement.com, which deletes ~200 fraudulent accounts every day. CEO Brandon Wade says: “Scammers want you to trust them, and they want sympathy.” The bogus accounts are more likely to belong to a woman (71%) than a man (29%). Many fake profiles are listed in Nigeria, the Ukraine and the Philippines.