Since being hit by one myself, I researched to find out more about them!!
I must say here, there are good and bad eggs in every race.
God Bless the good.
Shame, on the bad. God will deal with them!
And, even though they are called Nigerian Scammers, many fool others in believing they are from other countries of the world.
The one who attacked me, got into my Facebook and my email.
He (? a man) even spoke via messenger to one of my friends.
His place of origin, supposedly England.
Thank God, my friend knew I would never email asking anyone for money!!
I would rather wash dishes!!
How do I know he was from Nigeria??
Facebook showed me a map of the world, asking if I was located here....
Pin pointing, NIGERIA!!
Watch out for E-Bay!!!
This is also a popular target.
If someone is buying off you.
Don't you...send any money for any reason!!!
MEN and WOMAN BEWARE of On-Line dating Scams.
Many of these are also from Nigeria.
Seated waiting for a doctors appointment I read the true story of a woman in Australia who had the following experience.
The scammer, told her, he was from Milwaukee U.S.A.
His photo looked so nice... a regular bloke.
When he finally phoned her, his accent was American, and she believed all he told her.
He was very clever!!
Over time, for one thing or another, she handed over almost $100.000.
She even mortgaging her home.
INCREDIBLE you say? Well, they are VERY convincing, sweet sounding and lovable.
There is no way anyone so NICE could be evil,....or so you think.
Dating Scammer Sign's To Beware of:
1. They often use stolen credit cards.
Their on-line profile may suddenly disappear when the dating site makes the discovery.
2. Sob stories... Scammers will mention a loved ones death or a sick child/parent, to pull at your heart strings.
3. Scammers will make excuses NOT to use a webcam.
4. They try to con you out of money.
DO NOT SEND!! they usually use wire transfer so it cannot be traced.
5. Check out the International Calling Code for any phone number you are sent!
“Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves.
Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves."
If you have had an experience... Please reply in comment!
I am going into hospital so won't be able to connect on here for a while.
GOD BLESS ALL.