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They often communicate with you for weeks and months so you think you are getting to know them better while it is actually all part of their master plan.The standard scam story then starts to unfold as your online date suddenly has some sort of emergency in Nigeria or Ghana.The general storyline is she will want to come visit you but does not have enough money and will ask you to send her money to help pay for the plane ticket and/or visa.Once you do send the money however, it is unlikely that the visit will ever actually materialize.Sometimes scammers figure out you are onto them but instead of backing off, they take advantage of the situation by pretending to be the police.So say you have been duped by a Nigerian scammer and you contact the Nigerian police for help.Nobody wants to be scammed yet most people are not quite sure what to look out for.
Armed with their fake identity, the scammer proceeds to forge a bond with you.
As many people are now catching on to this, many scammers are trying variations of the same scam.
Instead of asking you to send them money for their ticket, they will instead send you scanned copies of a ticket to convince you they are genuine and are really coming to visit you.
Again, most often these scammers will pretend to be a Western man but in reality they will be scammers based in Africa.
This breed of scams has been around for a very long time and is known as the advance fee fraud.