South african dating site scams
Whatever creative, captivating and greed inducing story you read know this: it's a scam.However much you send, you will never see the money again.This is an extreme case of online dating scamming but should serve as a wake up call to all online daters; do you really know who is on the other end of that email or phone?Of course millions of people have flown across countries and continents to find the loves of their life but it's important to keep personal safety in mind.Supposedly named after a defunct piece of Nigerian Law the 419 scam has been operating in various incarnations for years.The basic idea is that you're contacted by someone who has access to large sums of money and wishes to move them through your bank account.If the victim agrees they will receive money orders that have been bought for a small fee, such as , and doctored to read hundreds or thousands of dollars.
All they need is a sum of your money to get things rolling or to cover bank fees.Taking advantage of the "dangerous" perception of Africa, scammers often create elaborate fake kidnap plans.Again, they pretend to be someone from a Western country, visiting Nigeria or Ghana for some reason.a business trip or to visit his child in a Nigerian boarding school or even a safari.
Soon enough there is some sort of "emergency" with either the child suffering from a brain hemorrhage or "William" suffering a life threatening accident.
While cases like this are very, very rare, there is another variation of the kidnap scam.