Dating scams from nigeria
The scammer will offer to fly to the victim's country to prove that they are a real person so that the victim will send money for the flight. The victim will contact the scammer to ask what happened, and the scammer will provide an excuse such as not being able to get an exit visa, or illness of themselves or a family member.Scammers are very adept at knowing how to "play" their victims - sending love poems, sex games in emails, building up a "loving relationship" with many promises of "one day we will be married".Upon finding a target, scammers lure them to more private means of communication, such as providing an e-mail address or phone number, to continue the deception.The fraud typically involves the scammer acting as if they've quickly fallen for the victim.This creates a false sense of attachment on the victim's part that so that the victim feels guilty refusing the scammer's requests for money.In 2016, the US Federal Bureau of Investigation received reports about more than US 0 million being lost by victims of relationship scams.The officer said that she had been contacted by one Kelvin who claimed he worked with a company in London as an advisor.
Both gangs committed frauds with same modus operandi.
Letters are exchanged between the scammer and victim until the scammer feels they have convinced the victim enough to ask for money.
These requests may be for gas money, bus and airplane tickets to visit the victim, medical expenses, education expenses etc.
Another variation of the romance scam is when the scammer insists they need to marry in order to inherit millions of dollars of gold left by a father, uncle, or grandfather.
A young woman will contact a victim and tell them of their plight: not being able to remove the gold from their country due to being unable to pay the duty or marriage taxes.