Scams from internet dating
While the stories may vary slightly, the general plot then talks of a person (usually a corrupt government employee) who has come across a large sum of money and needs your assistance to get the funds out of the country.The money could be cash, gold bullion, blood diamonds, gold dust, checks etc.Sometimes, the scams are long and stretched out with the scammers attempting to get as much money out of you as possible by cooking up a variety of medical complications.Do not send money if you are in a similar situation because it is probably a scam.Email scam is an unsolicited email that claims the prospect of a bargain or something for nothing.Some scam messages ask for business, others invite victims to a website with a detailed pitch.It has various names such as the Nigerian 419, Nigerian money offer, the Spanish prisoner etc.Similar to the Spanish prisoner scam where the scamster promises to share his fortunes with the victim in exchange for money to bribe the prison guards, the Nigerian 419 has fully come into its own thanks to the availability of email.
Like all scams, there is a last minute problem and you will be requested to send some money to ensure everything goes smoothly.
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.
Rest assured, once you do send the money that is the last you will hear of them and your money.
This is a common ploy used by Russian and Filipino scammers to rob you off your money.