The scammers start by stealing a photo from an internet site.
They prefer to use images of white people capitalising on stereotypes and perceptions.
The scammers choose chat rooms and dating sites because the person in love offers the chance of the biggest payoffs.
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!
They are often told to keep some of the money for their trouble [which helps to build trust and also helps make them an accessory to the crime! After a few weeks the bank will advise the Money Orders are fraudulent and then the victim is responsible for paying the money back to the bank, and in some cases face charges of passing counterfeit instrument.
Sometimes the scammer purchases goods with stolen credit cards but have trouble getting them delivered as many US merchants are now wary of shipping to Nigeria.
The rationale is that this type of person is likely to be more desperate, gullible and financially stable.
They then post ads with fake profiles on online dating sites .
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Often the scammers use attractive female photo profiles because lots of men will respond to an attractive woman's personal ad based on the photo alone.
They also tend to target middle-aged people looking for stable relationships.
The reasons for needing the money will sound plausible. I meet him BCPM he said his name was Kingsley Owsu Not rated yet I meet this guy on black Christian people meet an he was very humble.
Regardless of the series of mishaps, the end result is the same - the cyber soul mate is asked to send money! He has two daughters who are off in a private school. Can someone tell me if they Know a Tammy Fost I met Tammy Fost on Facebook. We talked everyday and he called me to have prayer as well as sent each other daily … He claimed to be a successful geologist from UK Kent bidding for a big contract to work in my country, but will have to work … Nigerian scammer Not rated yet Luckily my wife was snooping on my Moms text messaging as she was using Zoosk to try and meet someone new as my father had passed away earlier in the year …
The Nigerian dating scams target the lonely and vulnerable.