Often organised by crime rings oversees, charities and police lines are available for help if you are a victim.‘Template’ emails - foreigners who want to earn a quick buck can now buy fake profiles and even model emails to send to potential victims.Akintaro made at least 16 trips to the bank to withdraw money sent by the men, the court heard, raking in a total of £104,962.However, the court heard she only had a £5,000 Renault Clio and a few hundred pounds left, claiming the rest of money was passed on to others in the scheme.
Age – Age for female scammers is typically between 25 and 30 and they usually target male dating members who are between 40 and 60 years of age because this age group is normally financially secure.
You meet someone online who seems really interested in getting to know you. They say all of the right things to build a believable story and gain your trust. Eventually their story will lead to them having a financial problem and you will feel compelled to help them. You are then left broken hearted when your new love disappears along with your money. You may even start to fall head over heels for this person. Before long they ask for more – then more, and more, and more. No one wants to think that they could fall for an internet dating scam, and yet hundreds of people fall victim to such scams every single year.
Over time you chat regularly and start to feel a really strong bond. Once they’ve taken all they can, your new love will disappear and your money will be gone.
Nigerian scam comes in many forms: 419 scam, when they offer to transfer millions of dollars into your bank account, or lottery scam, when they tell you that you've won something in some bogus lottery.
However, Nigerian dating scam (or romance scam), besides just asking for money for their studies, sick relatives, etc..