Romance dating scam
This makes it hard for the victim to do due diligence.
The scammer might say that an immediate family member has a medical emergency and needs money for treatment, or that he has been wrongly arrested and needs help with bail money and legal support.
Five years ago, an Austrian woman decided to give online dating a try.
(She asked that I only use her internet handle, Firefly, for reasons that will soon become clear.) It had been about a year since Firefly got divorced.
You or someone you know may be dating this person online right now. No matter how good they sound, things aren't what they appear to be.
In reality you're talking to a criminal sitting in a cybercafé with a well-rehearsed script he's used many times before.
In fact, they're someone you could see yourself spending the rest of your life with.
A decent person with a good job or business in search of a good, honest partner to settle down with.
Here your can enter the email or the contact number that you suspect to be a scam.
Scammers try out various illegal actions in targeting the potential victims making them initially build trust that probably will end up in claiming huge sum from those victims.
Ghana romance/dating scam hits popular among the other typical scams as most of the people especially men fall as a victim with the scammer probably women in establishing a solid relationship for over a long period.
Scammers use any weakness they find to their advantage.
It's the newest evolution of the Nigerian advance fee (419) scam.
In mid December the Department of Justice announced that seven men—six from Nigeria and one from South Africa—pled guilty to conning tens of millions of dollars from Americans via online dating sites.