Uk dating scams on the internet

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Like all scams, there is a last minute problem and you will be requested to send some money to ensure everything goes smoothly.

Needless to say that is the last you will hear of your apparent fortune.

It’s terrible being the victim of a scam and the first thing most scam victims do is contact the police in the hope they can actually catch the person who duped them.

Sometimes scammers figure out you are onto them but instead of backing off, they take advantage of the situation by pretending to be the police.

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.

Again, most often these scammers will pretend to be a Western man but in reality they will be scammers based in Africa.

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.

These scammers know immigration rules and regulations well and might even cite some sort of visa requirement as their reason for requesting 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.

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