They ask if their soul mate can re-ship them to Nigeria.
The rationale is that this type of person is likely to be more desperate, gullible and financially stable.
They then post ads with fake profiles on online dating sites .
If you think you are being scammed, go to this site and browse all the photos to see if the person you are communicating has a photo on this site. However they also use photos taken from profiles of other people on dating sites, so remember that the photos that scammers use are not photos of themselves - they are photos of innocent victims.
They also use many aliases, emails, photos, gender, age and sexual orientation in order to cast their net to catch as many victims as possible.
The photos are usually of beautiful people and the quality of the photo is high.
The photos are usually stolen from modeling sites with reports that 90% of them are being taken from Focus Hawaii.Do you have any experience or knowledge of the Nigerian Dating Scams to help others. Click below to see contributions from other visitors to this page...Scammer: Harry Beller, widower, UN Orthopedic doctor in Syria A guy named Harry Beller contacted me on Facebook. I have been in touch with this guy called Dr Harsha Kumar, an orthopedic surgeon working for UN, from Cedar City , Utah and currently posted in Kenya for …They often pretend to be foreign specialists [from the US, UK or Canada, but can be any European country]temporarily working in Nigeria or other African country.A slight twist is is when the scammer pretends to live in the same country as the victim, and once a relationship has developed, then advise they are required to go to a west African country on an assignment.They also lurk in chat rooms and social networking sites as well as Christian and other religious-based dating sites.