Often the scammers use attractive female photo profiles because lots of men will respond to an attractive woman's personal ad based on the photo alone.
They also tend to target middle-aged people looking for stable relationships.
They also lurk in chat rooms and social networking sites as well as Christian and other religious-based dating sites.They then spend months chatting up and luring their naive targets with online intimacy.They ask if their soul mate can re-ship them to Nigeria.Or the alternative is to say their wallet has been stolen, hotel owner holding their passport, custom officials need to be bribed, new plane tickets are needed, they have been victimized and put in jail and need money to bribe their way out, or they need money for an operation etc.The Nigerian dating scams target the lonely and vulnerable.
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