Like all scams, there is a last minute problem and you will be requested to send some money to ensure everything goes smoothly.
Needless to say that is the last you will hear of your apparent fortune.
The subject lines often read something similar to "From the desk of Mr [name]" or even "Your assistance is solicited".
While the stories may vary slightly, the general plot then talks of a person (usually a corrupt government employee) who has come across a large sum of money and needs your assistance to get the funds out of the country.
While online dating sites work hard to eliminate scammers from their sites, unfortunately some continue to be very deceptive and get past the fraud checks so it is important to be aware of what a potential scammer might attempt to do.
Nobody wants to be scammed yet most people are not quite sure what to look out for.
They do not ask for money to buy the ticket or even for visa expenses… However, there is usually a last minute glitch and they will request you to send them a large amount of money without which the trip will be impossible.Do not send money if you are in a similar situation because it is probably a scam.Again, most often these scammers will pretend to be a Western man but in reality they will be scammers based in Africa.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.These scammers are well aware of this and therefore often pretend to be from the USA/ UK/ Australia/ Canada or some other Western country.