Noticing What Isn't Right Engaging in Conversation Meeting the Person Community Q&A For most of us, finding love on the internet can be a gift from heaven.For others, however, it can be a life-ruining decision – leaving us penniless, heartbroken and with many more problems heading our way.This message is an update to my post about the King Fahd hotel: It more pertains to a known scammer who has harassed me a few times as I've tried to walk to dinner from the King Fahd and I thought I would pass along some info.The scam goes like this: -Guy walks up like he's casually going somewhere and joins you/your group.The scammers choose chat rooms and dating sites because the person in love offers the chance of the biggest payoffs.The Nigerian dating scams are often not easy to detect as the scammers are often highly educated, have exceptional patience and they do their homework!We have seen these 419 scams flood our Spam folders for years, so it is only fitting that we would come across them on Linked In from time to time.
-Starts small talk about his brother living in New York City and "American people, good people" etc, etc -Then he says, "Today is a great day, I just had a baby! His name is xxxxx." (The baby name changed about 4 different times) -Then he tries to shake hands, firmly grabs your wrist and slaps a couple fake gold bracelets on it and says it's a gift to celebrate his new baby. They tell their victims everything they want to hear.They’ll tell them they’re beautiful and loved,' Sofija said.'Scam victims are ridiculed in society, but it could happen to anyone."You must accept my gift it is my culture and it is rude to say no." -He will walk with you all the way to wherever you are eating. When you get there, this is when he states, "in my country if you get a gift you give one back. Jennifer would then have lost thousands of dollars in the process, and there’s no way she would have received her millions.Fortunately, Jennifer was wise to the scam from the beginning.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!" From internet cafes all over west African countries like Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Senegal etc scammers are zeroing in on their prey - singles looking for love online. The Nigerians call them 'maghas' which is slang for gullible white people.The scammers spend their day trolling the dating sites and chat rooms for contact emails, and then send off thousands of fraudulent letters and emails awaiting the victim's replies.