Then the daughter became ill and had to be hospitalized.
When Morrison suggested that her suitor put his daughter on a plane to get better medical attention at home -- and even offered to pick the girl up at the airport -- a new crisis struck.
By then, Morrison knew she was dealing with a scammer.
"The story was getting more and more bizarre," she says.
"He said he was going to pay me back double," she laughs.
Firefly spent a lot of time on her profile, thinking she needed to be entirely honest and open if she hoped to really connect with someone.A popular scam involves sites that ask you to create a profile specifically to mine your information.You know those security questions on bank websites about your mother’s maiden name or your first school?The plight of a Toronto widow who lost hundreds of thousands of dollars and her home in a dating scam has prompted police to urge vigilance online.Police say the woman, whose name has not been released, is a former municipal employee who first made contact with the suspect or suspects in the case on social media. Ian Nichol of the Toronto police financial crimes unit says the woman eventually realized she’d been had.Though it is one of the fastest-growing ways for singles to meet each other and form lasting relationships, there are definitely those who use the sites for dishonest purposes.