Employing them should help reduce the already remote chances of you coming into contact with an online scammer.Never send money to people you meet through online dating sites.One reason Nigeria may have been singled out is the apparently comical, almost ludicrous nature of the promise of West African riches from a Nigerian prince.
An advance-fee scam is a form of fraud and one of the most common types of confidence trick.
If you suspect a person is located offshore (or they tell you they are working on an oil rig or some other ‘romantic’ place) please alert us immediately through the If you've been corresponding with someone and they decline to send you a picture (or the picture looks like it may have been 'borrowed' from the internet), be suspicious. Check the background of any picture as well, as this can reveal more about the person.
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They refer to their targets as Magas, slang developed from a Yoruba word meaning "fool".
Some scammers have accomplices in the United States and abroad that move in to finish the deal once the initial contact has been made.