It's the newest evolution of the Nigerian advance fee (419) scam.Instead of sending spam letters that promise millions for your assistance, these scammers are targeting single men and women who are searching for love online.As of July 2017, Romance Scams Now is now a privately funded division of the Society of Citizens Against Romance Scams [SCARS].The RSN website and all of our publications (including social media) are maintained by our own staff to provide the most up to date information about active scammers from around the world and how to avoid them or recover from them available anywhere.The Nigerian dating scams target the lonely and vulnerable.The most common comment of victims who think they have found the love of their life is "I can't believe I was so stupid!
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A decent person with a good job or business in search of a good, honest partner to settle down with.
You or someone you know may be dating this person online right now. No matter how good they sound, things aren't what they appear to be.
They use psychological tricks to lure their victims in, use poetry and even gifts to get them under their spell, and then once you are there, will try to reach for your wallet, all the time declaring their "undying love" for you.
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.