Breaking news nigerian online dating scams
The Nigerian dating scams are often not easy to detect as the scammers are often highly educated, have exceptional patience and they do their homework!
The scammers start by stealing a photo from an internet site.
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.
They then spend months chatting up and luring their naive targets with online intimacy.
They often pretend to be foreign specialists [from the US, UK or Canada, but can be any European country]temporarily working in Nigeria or other African country.
It's the newest evolution of the Nigerian advance fee (419) scam.
He's hunting through chat rooms, dating sites and social networking sites searching for victims, looking to cash in on romance.
If you are over 40, recently divorced, a widow, elderly or disabled then all the better in his eyes.
However sooner or later, the vulnerable hearts receive requests that will ultimately lead to financial losses and heartbreak.
The scammers choose chat rooms and dating sites because the person in love offers the chance of the biggest payoffs.