They are consequently kidnapped and you will be asked to urgently send them some ransom money to help them get out of the messy situation.
If the victim agrees they will receive money orders that have been bought for a small fee, such as , and doctored to read hundreds or thousands of dollars.
The victim will cash this order and send the money through an irreversible process such as wiring with Western Union as instructed by the scammer.
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.
While online dating sites work hard to eliminate scammers from their sites, unfortunately some continue to be very deceptive and get past the fraud checks so it is important to be aware of what a potential scammer might attempt to do.
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.
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.
Remember the golden rule - NEVER SEND MONEY TO ANYONE YOU MEET ONLINE.
While most African singles looking for a date online are genuine, it cannot be denied that many online dating scams originate in African nations such as Nigeria, Ghana or Ivory Coast due to the low per capita income, high rates of unemployment, high rates of corruption and ineffective policing in these areas.
In all likelihood there is no charity and you have been robbed off your money by a scammer.