Dating nigerian scammers
In the entire year of 2018, authorities have brought over 21,000 different scams to light, generating almost 3 million!
While the median loss amount is closer to ,600 per person scammed, people aged 70 have been found to have lost an upwards of ,000, since they prove to be more vulnerable.
They’ll find a lonely old woman, maybe heartbroken or just tired of being alone, and convince her that they are the “man” of her dreams; he just needs her to prove her love by sending him ,000.
Put your pocketbook away, Granny, I smell a scam cooking!
Although it is easier for them to target the elderly and emotionally vulnerable, don’t think that they won’t try their hardest to trick you into falling into their trap!
Some warning signs include: With over 25,000 known scammers worldwide, and a good chunk of them coming from Nigeria, there is no telling how many con artists have yet to be discovered, so always be cautious when chatting online with someone you’ve never met before!
They may come off as charming and absolutely in love with you, despite having only known you for a very short amount of time and never meeting you in person, and to some that may seem as though it’s just “true love”.Dating and romance scams often take place through online dating websites, but scammers may also use social media or email to make contact.They have even been known to telephone their victims as a first introduction. Not all signs on this list are equally alerting and not all of them necessarily mean scam, but if he/she generally fits the pattern, it is most likely a scam! - Their profile picture looks professionally done and can be found on a modeling website - They are middle-aged high rank US military - Their height/weight is not proportional -e.g.6' and 95 lbs - They claim to be older/younger than the photo looks - They claim to have blonde hair and blues eyes when the picture is dark hair and brown eyes or vice versa - They have a wedding ring on the photo yet they claim to be single - They claim to be Native American or some other ethnicity when the photo is Caucasian - Their specified age range seems to have no limit-e.g.