Internet dating scam list

Once you do send the money however, it is unlikely that the visit will ever actually materialize.

As many people are now catching on to this, many scammers are trying variations of the same scam.

While online dating sites work hard to eliminate scammers from their sites, unfortunately some continue to be very deceptive and get past the fraud checks so it is important to be aware of what a potential scammer might attempt to do.

Nobody wants to be scammed yet most people are not quite sure what to look out for.

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.

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.

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.

Do not send money if you are in a similar situation because it is probably a scam.

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.

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