a business trip or to visit his child in a Nigerian boarding school or even a safari.Soon enough there is some sort of "emergency" with either the child suffering from a brain hemorrhage or "William" suffering a life threatening accident.This is an extreme case of online dating scamming but should serve as a wake up call to all online daters; do you really know who is on the other end of that email or phone?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.
The basic idea is that you're contacted by someone who has access to large sums of money and wishes to move them through your bank account.
Some scammers claim to be North American, European or Australian citizens working in an African nation such as Ghana, Nigeria or based in Lagos.
The story goes that they are paid in money orders but are having trouble cashing them; could you please cash the orders and wire the money to Nigeria?
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.
You will then be requested to send a large amount of money for treatment and promises that you will be paid back ASAP.