The stories may range from a businessman having an accident while in Nigeria for work to a helpless woman being stranded in Ghana; from asking for charity donations for Africa to a family member having a brain hemorrhage while in Africa.
The standard scam story then starts to unfold as your online date suddenly has some sort of emergency in Nigeria or Ghana.
They speak with British accents, something American women easily fall for. They will send you pictures of themselves and they're usually drop dead gorgeous. They are often shots of handsome models posing in hats, sunglasses, holding products like beer or wine standing in front of tall buildings in urban landscapes, or posing by expensive cars. What They Talk About As you chat for hours every day, scammers will find your weak spots.
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.
If you’ve ever been tempted to try online dating, you’re not alone. Online dating scams range from minor white lies to outright thievery.
Here are the four most common dating scams and what you can do to avoid them.
Be aware of sounding needy and lonely in your profile. What They Tell You About Themselves Often, they will tell you they were born in England to a British mother and Italian father.