Yahoo online dating scams

Nigerian scam comes in many forms: 419 scam, when they offer to transfer millions of dollars into your bank account, or lottery scam, when they tell you that you've won something in some bogus lottery.However, Nigerian dating scam (or romance scam), besides just asking for money for their studies, sick relatives, etc..Scammers will often ask you to pay using a money order, pre-loaded money card, or wire transfer, but if you send your money this way, it’s unlikely you will see it again or receive your purchased item.

You may wish to contact your local consumer protection agency to seek assistance.

Never re-ship anything for strangers, especially to Africa.

There is a reason why online merchants usually don't ship there.

Recently there are also Nigerian scams originating from Malaysia, China, India, Turkey, Spain, Cyprus, Egypt, as that's where Nigerians are located since they can easily get to these countries without visas or on the student visas.

Men are usually widowed engineers, building contractors, military, vet doctors, surgeons or antique dealers.

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