The first woman, Patti Kilpatrick, befriended a man she thought was "Michael Brich" last year.
Dating and romance scams often take place through online dating websites, but scammers may also use social media or email to make contact.
They have even been known to telephone their victims as a first introduction.
Cape Town – A Nigerian man, who ended up in Cape Town by pretending he was a student, admitted this week that he used an online dating site to scam women out of more than R1.2m.
Ndubusi Ifediora, 31, entered into a plea and sentence agreement in Bellville Specialised Commercial Crime Court this week for charges that were usually quite tricky to investigate.
Com to prey on vulnerable, trusting and lonely women.