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.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?
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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.
A scam victim will usually receive an email making an offer of a large sum of money.
The subject lines often read something similar to "From the desk of Mr [name]" or even "Your assistance is solicited".
Just when you think your online relationship is going really well, your online partner will be faced with some sort of medical emergency.
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.
Needless to say that is the last you will hear of your apparent fortune.