Nobody wants to be scammed yet most people are not quite sure what to look out for.
These are examples of some of the most notorious scams in the world of online dating and on the internet in general.
It has various names such as the Nigerian 419, Nigerian money offer, the Spanish prisoner etc.
They often communicate with you for weeks and months so you think you are getting to know them better while it is actually all part of their master plan.The standard scam story then starts to unfold as your online date suddenly has some sort of emergency in Nigeria or Ghana.The stories may range from a businessman having an accident while in Nigeria for work to a helpless woman being stranded in Ghana; from asking for charity donations for Africa to a family member having a brain hemorrhage while in Africa.At the end of the day they all have the same basic plot – there is an emergency and won’t you please send them some money?You might find their reasons actually check out and send them the money but in all likelihood, you have been scammed of your money.
Another common scam one comes across in online dating is the medical emergency scam.
ALL PICTURES ARE STOLEN FROM INNOCENT THIRD PARTIES.
In reality, the scammers are Africans from Nigeria and Ghana.
Again, most often these scammers will pretend to be a Western man but in reality they will be scammers based in Africa.
This breed of scams has been around for a very long time and is known as the advance fee fraud.
Just when you think your online relationship is going really well, your online partner will be faced with some sort of medical emergency.