Glenn Whitter is a man who targeted victims on an online dating site with the sole intention of scamming them out of their money.

Almost everyone in the United States has some sort of Internet presence that when pieced together creates a real identity.

It is very rare that someone would have no Internet presence at all.

When using this medium, you can quickly feel as if you have gotten to know the person you are talking with and feel a very intimate level of trust, like I did with my husband.

A recent Canadian news story shows a darker side to this, however.

Most professionals will at least have a Linked In page. Do some reconnaissance by using search engines to find public records.

If you cannot find anything on the Internet about a person, they might not be telling you their real name, which is again a red flag. You might discover that (as with of Glenn Whitter) other people have complained about a person. If a person says they own a house, you will be able to easily determine if that's true, and also where it is and how long they have lived there.

He was able to portray himself as the perfect catch for each of the women he scammed.

He even was so bold as to take one of the women to "his condo" in Toronto, though as it turned out, he was not listed in any records as the owner of the condo.

If a person makes excuses every time that you want to Skype or talk via phone, this is a red flag.

They might claim that they don't have time, or that their camera is broken, but keep in mind that every modern day smartphone, laptop and tablet has the ability to video chat.

He was very sophisticated in his deception and specifically targeted his victims based on the information that they chose to self-disclose on social media.