How to spot a nigerian dating scammer
They'll ask the employee to transfer the money to a U. bank account set up by a "money mule" living in the U. (Scammers know their targets would catch on to the ruse if they asked the employee to send money to a Nigerian account.) These mules might be foreign-born con artists living in the U. They might even be American victims who want to earn back the money they lost getting scammed.Plus, Nigerians aren't the only criminals committing the many variations of the advance-fee scam.Nearly 20 percent of scams come out of West Africa, but they're also picking up in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and Asia. soldier, a Middle Eastern oil baron, a traveling businessman, or a foreign charity.Nigerian scams have evolved into much more than a desperate email from a phony African prince. Whoever the stranger claims to be, don't believe a word of it.If their photo appears under several different names or as a stock image on a website, they're probably a poser. Do whatever it takes to kick them out of your life.
6' and 95 lbs - They claim to be older/younger than the photo looks - They claim to have blonde hair and blues eyes when the picture is dark hair and brown eyes or vice versa - They have a wedding ring on the photo yet they claim to be single - They claim to be Native American or some other ethnicity when the photo is Caucasian - Their specified age range seems to have no limit-e.g. Sandra wants Justin to act fast so that he'll transfer the money before he realizes exactly how sketchy this whole situation is. Sandra wants to tug at Justin's heartstrings so that he feels obligated to help her. Of course, not all 419 scams will be as blatantly obvious as Sandra's. If you actually get scammed, there's no guarantee that justice will ever be served.