Internet dating fraud and nigeria
A number of supposed official documents (crude forgeries) were displayed to back up the story. While I concluded that there didn’t appear to be Federal jurisdiction, the perpetrators were eventually convicted of fraud locally. I cannot tell you how many people have become victims to this scam, and have been left with not just a broken heart, but in financial ruin as well.For more details on Nigerian scammers as well as how we have caught many of them first hand and published their stories, please visit out sister site: Written permission is required from the author to post on your site or be used in any way, shape, or form.Upon finding out more information about the “nice looking woman” — her parents died in a tragic accident and she has no family or friends who can help her stateside, or she was abandoned by her previous boyfriend in said country with no money to get home — this is where I become skeptical and ask if they have gone to the embassy or local church to find assistance to return home.
The Nigerian relationship scam artists are a big business, which is very lucrative, and is run just like a business.They claim to be businessmen traveling to Nigeria for work related issues, or simply say they work in Nigeria.(Some are getting smarter now and not even telling you it is Nigeria).Although it is embarrassing to admit, I believe this information will help others.Sometimes the sad story includes a jewelry merchant selling diamonds and needing the Pay Pal account for their clients to deposit money in a secure American account that will yield a better profit for the jewelry company.