Nobody wants to be scammed yet most people are not quite sure what to look out for.These are examples of some of the most notorious scams in the world of online dating and on the internet in general.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.
The general storyline is she will want to come visit you but does not have enough money and will ask you to send her money to help pay for the plane ticket and/or visa.
Once you do send the money however, it is unlikely that the visit will ever actually materialize.
While the stories may vary slightly, the general plot then talks of a person (usually a corrupt government employee) who has come across a large sum of money and needs your assistance to get the funds out of the country.
The money could be cash, gold bullion, blood diamonds, gold dust, checks etc.
The sums usually run up to millions of dollars with the victim being promised a huge chunk of it for their "help".
Like all scams, there is a last minute problem and you will be requested to send some money to ensure everything goes smoothly.This is one of the most popular scams in online dating.Nigeria and Ghana are notorious for their scammers and hence most people probably wouldn’t pursue a relationship with someone from one of these countries.Rest assured, once you do send the money that is the last you will hear of them and your money.This is a common ploy used by Russian and Filipino scammers to rob you off your money.It has various names such as the Nigerian 419, Nigerian money offer, the Spanish prisoner etc.