Fake dating tips

Some scammers claim to be North American, European or Australian citizens working in an African nation such as Ghana, Nigeria or based in Lagos.

The story goes that they are paid in money orders but are having trouble cashing them; could you please cash the orders and wire the money to Nigeria?

Supposedly named after a defunct piece of Nigerian Law the 419 scam has been operating in various incarnations for years.

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They might say that someone has died leaving millions or they might be a corrupt government official draining federal funds and they want to share this unbelievable fortune with you.

All they need is a sum of your money to get things rolling or to cover bank fees.

They are consequently kidnapped and you will be asked to urgently send them some ransom money to help them get out of the messy situation.

Yes, this one definitely pulls on the heart strings because you will obviously want to do something to help but don't fall for it because it is simply a way to play on people's emotions and then scam money from them.

The money extracted from victims in North America, Europe and Australia translates to huge fortunes for the scammers who are willing to put weeks or months of work into getting a good payout. Many scammers are well educated and all are heartless so read on for common African online dating scams and protect yourself. You might be interacting with a man, say, "William Jones" from USA/ UK/ Australia/ Canada or some other Western country.

After some time, "William" has to travel to Nigeria or Ghana for some reason e.g.

Instead he met twelve men armed with machetes who held him captive, demanding ransom.

Gregor was lucky to escape with the help of the Canadian Embassy.

Remember the golden rule - NEVER SEND MONEY TO ANYONE YOU MEET ONLINE.

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