usually involves this scheme: the scammers upload fake attractive photos, in most cases of white people.
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.
Criminals who perpetrate online dating and romance scams use emotional appeals to quickly gain their victims’ trust and then, just as quickly, exploit it.
This leaves many victims not only embarrassed, but also in financial distress.
But there are many more cases that weren't reported because the victims were embarrassed, ashamed and felt stupid to have fallen for the deceptions.
Other than online dating sites, the people who operate the internet dating scams target chat rooms, social networking sites and dating discussion boards to hunt for their victims.
Nigerian scam comes in many forms: 419 scam, when they offer to transfer millions of dollars into your bank account, or lottery scam, when they tell you that you've won something in some bogus lottery.
However, Nigerian dating scam (or romance scam), besides just asking for money for their studies, sick relatives, etc..
The internet romance scammers are willing to invest on paid sites to reach their goal of ripping people off their cash.
There are quite a number of reported cases of online dating scams everywhere in the world.
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