Alright, I wanted to post above but accidentally hit accidentally posted and I was at work and had a few things come up...so let's try again.
I had a friend that was using myspace and had some girl start talking to him from out of state. He was out of high school and looking for the one so went to all means to do so. Myspace was still popular so it worked out. It was simliar to the above story. He talked to her mom and some family members and there were always little things that just seemed a bit off. He was hesitant but wanted to believe.
Finally, I started doing some research for him. She had mentioned what college she went to and even then, information was still pretty readily available on the net. I found some huge holes in her story and he finally called her out on some. As far as I know, he never spent any money or anything on her but who knows who she actually was. He went to a very small religious school and was just a little gullible. I went to the small but public school and always was good at catching people in lies. He had even talked about visiting her but thankfully never did.
My girlfriend(wife now) was also very skeptical. Some things are just too good to be true I guess.