Nigerian dating scam info
A rapidly growing technique scammers are using is to impersonate American military personnel.Scammers prefer to use the images, names and profiles of soldiers as this usually inspires confidence, trust and admiration in their female victims.
In some cases, online dating services are themselves engaged in misrepresentation, displaying profiles which have been fabricated, which use personal information from users who have not agreed to be depicted on the site social accounts, classified sites and even forums to groom new victims.Unlike a gold digger, who marries for money, a pro-dater is not necessarily single or available in real life.Another variation is the scammer has a need to marry in order to inherit millions of dollars of gold left by a father, uncle, or grandfather.A romance scam is a confidence trick involving feigned romantic intentions towards a victim, gaining their affection, and then using that goodwill to commit fraud.Fraudulent acts may involve access to the victims' money, bank accounts, credit cards, passports, e-mail accounts, or national identification numbers or by getting the victims to commit financial fraud on their behalf.The marriage being a prequiste of the father, uncle or grandfather's will.
The scammer keeps the victim believing that they are sincere, until they are able to build up enough rapport to ask for thousands of dollars to help bring the gold into the victim's country.
The scammer will say anything to get the victim to send money.
And the money is always sent to a third party to be collected for the scammer.
The young woman will contact a victim and tell them of their plight of not being able to remove the gold from their country due to being unable to pay the duty or marriage taxes.
The woman will be unable to inherit the fortune until she gets married.
There is usually the promise that the fictitious character will one day join the victim in the victim's country.