Nigerian dating money scam

Another common scam one comes across in online dating is the medical emergency scam.

Just when you think your online relationship is going really well, your online partner will be faced with some sort of medical emergency.

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Nigeria and Ghana are notorious for their scammers and hence most people probably wouldn’t pursue a relationship with someone from one of these countries.

These scammers are well aware of this and therefore often pretend to be from the USA/ UK/ Australia/ Canada or some other Western country.

At the end of the day they all have the same basic plot – there is an emergency and won’t you please send them some money?

Rest assured, once you do send the money that is the last you will hear of them and your money.

This is a common ploy used by Russian and Filipino scammers to rob you off your money.

The general storyline is she will want to come visit you but does not have enough money and will ask you to send her money to help pay for the plane ticket and/or visa.

Variations of these include them needing surgery they can’t afford, treatment for their son’s brain tumor or you may even get a call from someone pretending to be a doctor telling you your partner has been in a serious accident and you need to send money so they can start treatment.

Sometimes, the scams are long and stretched out with the scammers attempting to get as much money out of you as possible by cooking up a variety of medical complications.

Once you do send the money however, it is unlikely that the visit will ever actually materialize.

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