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Soon enough there is some sort of "emergency" with either the child suffering from a brain hemorrhage or "William" suffering a life threatening accident.
You will then be requested to send a large amount of money for treatment and promises that you will be paid back ASAP.
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?
If the victim agrees they will receive money orders that have been bought for a small fee, such as , and doctored to read hundreds or thousands of dollars.
While most African singles looking for a date online are genuine, it cannot be denied that many online dating scams originate in African nations such as Nigeria, Ghana or Ivory Coast due to the low per capita income, high rates of unemployment, high rates of corruption and ineffective policing in these areas.
While cases like this are very, very rare, there is another variation of the kidnap scam.
Scammers often use female profiles as well to fool their potential victim.
Again, they pretend to be a woman from a Western country while all the while being based in Nigeria.
It is one of the most alarming of all online dating scam stories is that of Australian man Desmond Gregor who flew to Mali in North Western Africa hoping to meet his online sweetheart.
Instead he met twelve men armed with machetes who held him captive, demanding ransom.