African scammers are continuing to profit off unsuspecting and unfortunate online daters. Be sure to read this guide on how to protect yourself from being their next victim. Dating yourself the golden rule – NEVER SEND MONEY TO ANYONE YOU MEET ONLINE.
The money extracted from victims in North America, Europe and Australia translates to huge fortunes for the scammers who are willing to put weeks or months of work into getting a good payout. Both men and women are targets. Many scammers are well educated and all are heartless so read on for common African online dating scams and protect yourself. This is the most common scam in online dating. Canada or some other Western country.
After some time, “William” has to travel to Nigeria or Ghana for some reason e. 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. You will then be requested to send a large amount of money for treatment and promises that you will be paid back ASAP. It’s a scam, don’t send a cent, cease contact and report the scammer. William” is probably not even based in a Western country and is yet another Nigerian scammer trying to dupe innocent people off their money. Scammers often use female profiles as well to fool their potential victim.
Again, they pretend to be a woman from a Western country while all the while being based in Nigeria. They then solicit you for money for a charity they run in Nigeria or Ghana. In all likelihood there is no charity and you have been robbed off your money by a scammer. Also known as the advance fee scam this is an oldie but a goody. 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. They might say that someone has died leaving millions or they might be a corrupt government official draining federal funds and they want to share this unbelievable fortune with you.