This is one of the most popular scams in online dating.
Nigeria and Ghana are notorious for their scammers and hence most people probably wouldn’t pursue a relationship with someone from one of these countries.
There are many variations of online dating scams originating in Russia and Eastern Europe but they have in common a high emotional and financial cost to unsuspecting scam victims.
Typically, a man comes into contact with a scammer through an online dating agency.
Financial fraud and abuse of older people is a huge and often unreported problem.
Losses have been estimated at about billion a year.
And partly because of the embarrassment of being exploited, only 1 in 44 victims report their losses, according to the National Adult Protective Services Association.
Her monthly salary is only a few hundred dollars, all Russian men are drunks and maybe her family died in a tragic accident or they are ill and in need of surgery.
Nobody wants to be scammed yet most people are not quite sure what to look out for.
These are examples of some of the most notorious scams in the world of online dating and on the internet in general.
Heart strings are pulled and victims are sucked in.
At this point she will set the victim up as her knight in shining armor, the only one who can help her.