Whatever creative, captivating and greed inducing story you read know this: it's a scam.However much you send, you will never see the money again.
Of course millions of people have flown across countries and continents to find the loves of their life but it's important to keep personal safety in mind.Instead he met twelve men armed with machetes who held him captive, demanding ransom.Gregor was lucky to escape with the help of the Canadian Embassy.A few days or weeks later their bank calls, informing the victim the money orders were fraudulent and that they are responsible for the amounts owing. You come across a profile of a young, attractive woman on an online dating site or maybe she contacts you.The photos are stunning, perhaps professionally taken or provocative, but the description of what she's looking for in a partner is vague."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.
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.
All they need is a sum of your money to get things rolling or to cover bank fees.
The trend has led to thousands of mobile applications.
The first generation of mobile applications in Africa targeted basic services such as banking and health services.
Remember the golden rule - NEVER SEND MONEY TO ANYONE YOU MEET ONLINE.