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.
There is also a re-shipping scam, when they will ask you to re-ship goods for them.
Dating company scam
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They will send you the Money Orders or checks and ask you to deposit them into your bank account and then wire the money to them via Western Union.
Usually they say to keep some money for your trouble.
So I called the courier company back, and asked when the payment has to be done.
So they said I have to do so within the next few days, otherwise they’ll destroy the package.
And although there are many successful online dating stories like that shared by Amelia and Juan, we just need to be a bit more vigilant.
To prove that this can happen to anyone, take note of this local Cape Town-based social media manager’s recent Tinder scam story. I should have spotted this a mile away.” We have this idea that scams only happen to naïve, uneducated people who are preyed on by evil online perpetrators you’d personally be able to spot from the get-go. After meeting on Tinder, Susan* started having doting conversations with an attractive man for about 2 weeks. ” He said he was American and only in Cape Town for a short period of time. Being weary of strangers Susan* gives him her work address as the delivery address.
Never re-ship anything for strangers, especially to Africa.