Dating sites scams in nigeria

These scammers know immigration rules and regulations well and might even cite some sort of visa requirement as their reason for requesting money.

These are examples of some of the most notorious scams in the world of online dating and on the internet in general.

This is one of the most popular scams in online dating.

So say you have been duped by a Nigerian scammer and you contact the Nigerian police for help.

You might get an email apparently from the Nigerian police telling you they have closed in on the scammer and need a payment from you before they can arrest him.

The subject lines often read something similar to "From the desk of Mr [name]" or even "Your assistance is solicited".

While the stories may vary slightly, the general plot then talks of a person (usually a corrupt government employee) who has come across a large sum of money and needs your assistance to get the funds out of the country.

Instead of asking you to send them money for their ticket, they will instead send you scanned copies of a ticket to convince you they are genuine and are really coming to visit you.

They do not ask for money to buy the ticket or even for visa expenses… However, there is usually a last minute glitch and they will request you to send them a large amount of money without which the trip will be impossible.

Similar to the Spanish prisoner scam where the scamster promises to share his fortunes with the victim in exchange for money to bribe the prison guards, the Nigerian 419 has fully come into its own thanks to the availability of email.

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