Nigerian internet dating scammers
It could be a scammer, often a man, using photos downloaded from the internet in the hope of sucking in as many victims as possible.
Looking to find a companion or a soul mate through online dating websites?
They might say that someone has died leaving millions or they might be a corrupt government official draining federal funds and they want to share this unbelievable fortune with you.
All they need is a sum of your money to get things rolling or to cover bank fees.
In all likelihood there is no charity and you have been robbed off your money by a scammer.
Also known as the advance fee scam this is an oldie but a goody.
After some time, "William" has to travel to Nigeria or Ghana for some reason e.g.a business trip or to visit his child in a Nigerian boarding school or even a safari.Soon enough there is some sort of "emergency" with either the child suffering from a brain hemorrhage or "William" suffering a life threatening accident.Instead he met twelve men armed with machetes who held him captive, demanding ransom.Gregor was lucky to escape with the help of the Canadian Embassy.