The male victims, who think they're talking to a real beauty, may in fact be talking to a male as young as 13 years old.The pictures are stolen from various sites and previous victims. Recently scammers have been using previous victims' photos from dating and social networking sites. All services, all hotel rooms, and all hospital services must be paid for in advance.The norm in Nigerian culture is to call a family meeting when a problem occurs. They do not get on the internet, pick a stranger off a dating site, fall in love within a few days and immediately ask for money.Scammers know victims might be aware of this and is one of the reasons why they almost immediately begin calling the victim their husband or wife.There is usually the promise that the fictitious character will one day join the victim in the victim's country.The scam usually ends when the victim realizes they are being scammed or stops sending money.
Anyways, it’s a good thing that I didn’t really connect with any of these guys! X’s birthday recently, and I wanted to do something special for him.
The customs and cultures in his country are very different from those in North America, and I want to respect his privacy.) It was Mr.
X for now, because he doesn’t want anyone knowing who he is.
Upon finding victims, scammers lure them to more private means of communication, (such as providing an e-mail address) to allow for fraud to occur.
The fraud typically involves the scammer acting as if they've quickly fallen for the victim so that when they have the opportunity to ask for money, the victim at that time has become too emotionally involved, and will have deep feelings of guilt if they decline the request for money from the scammer.