Dating a nigerian man
Just picture this: you wake up one day, immediately roll over towards your nightstand, and reach for your phone to check you Facebook feed, Instagram, whatever!
Before you can rub the sleep from your eyes, you notice you have a new notification from one of your dating apps. You haven’t had any hits in weeks, so you open your app to read the message. The only problem is, in order for me to access my riches, I must ask you to wire me ,000 via Western Union or Pay Pal so that I may send you millions in return…”You ask yourself.
Although it is easier for them to target the elderly and emotionally vulnerable, don’t think that they won’t try their hardest to trick you into falling into their trap!
Some warning signs include: With over 25,000 known scammers worldwide, and a good chunk of them coming from Nigeria, there is no telling how many con artists have yet to be discovered, so always be cautious when chatting online with someone you’ve never met before!
It is highly unlikely that a woman would immediately bring that up in conversation, unless “she” was trying to reel in a potential victim.
The most tell-tale sign is if the profile was created very recently and displays a photo that looks like it’s straight from Google.Always be on the lookout for freshly made profiles that just seem off– such as an inauthentic profile picture, no other visible photos, or an extremely common sounding name, such as “Ann Smith” or “John Lee” and names of that nature.Profiles that are aimed towards seeming female may have very provocative photos of a woman showing a lot of cleavage, in a bikini or wearing tight-fitting clothing.You’ll think to yourself, With all kinds of people getting scammed out of hundreds, even thousands of dollars, you would assume the poor victims of this scheme are just wiring cash, never seeing that money again– but that isn’t always the case!A lot of times they will ask for gifts, like watches, i Phones, i Tunes cards or other kinds of gift cards, to make it seem less likely that they’re in it to steal money.