Herrick was smoking a cigarette in front of his West Harlem brownstone when the first visitor appeared.
As Herrick tells it, the man innocently pressed the buzzer for Herrick's apartment.
It was only when her money transfer was blocked due to a security alert around the man’s name that she realised something was wrong.
After reporting the profile to the dating site, stop all contact and get in touch with Action Fraud on 03.
A new report by the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau has found that last year, singles were conned out of £39 million by fraudsters they’d met on dating sites and apps.
Con artists are increasingly creating fake online profiles and tricking people on dating sites into handing over often large sums of money.
And a lot of the time, you’re not just talking to one person behind each profile - you could be exchanging messages with a circle of fraudsters acting together, according to KIS Finance.
Serious fraudsters sometimes even create further fake profiles and use them to be rude to you, all to make the main fake profile seem more desirable.