I know a lot of you folks have heard of oversea scammers, but there are plenty of them here in the good old USA too. DO NOT send any MONEY to ANYBODY or send ANYTHING that can be redeemed for cash. Do not let your DESIRES override your common sense. If it sounds or appears to good to be true, it probably is. I know you may hear about somebody that got scammed from time to time, but there are many more who dont report it due to embarasment. Do your homework. It may be a good idea to have a trustworthy friend, someone with a powerful sense of discernment to look at their profile before you act. Someone with your best interests at heart. They may see something you overlooked.
A final note: do not become the rescuer thats only in fairytales.