Another common scam one comes across in online dating is the medical emergency scam.Just when you think your online relationship is going really well, your online partner will be faced with some sort of medical emergency.This is a common ploy used by Russian and Filipino scammers to rob you off your money.
At the end of the day they all have the same basic plot – there is an emergency and won’t you please send them some money?
Rest assured, once you do send the money that is the last you will hear of them and your money.
Do not send money if you are in a similar situation because it is probably a scam.
Again, most often these scammers will pretend to be a Western man but in reality they will be scammers based in Africa.
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.
A scam victim will usually receive an email making an offer of a large sum of money.
These are examples of some of the most notorious scams in the world of online dating and on the internet in general.
This is one of the most popular scams in online dating.
The money could be cash, gold bullion, blood diamonds, gold dust, checks etc.
The sums usually run up to millions of dollars with the victim being promised a huge chunk of it for their "help".
Armed with their fake identity, the scammer proceeds to forge a bond with you.