The reasons for needing the money will sound plausible.
Regardless of the series of mishaps, the end result is the same - the cyber soul mate is asked to send money!
The scammers choose chat rooms and dating sites because the person in love offers the chance of the biggest payoffs.
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 …He claimed he was from Florida, a widower, have a 15-year-old daughter, working on a contract with United … Mcall Instagram Oil Rig Scam Gulf of Mexico So this guy requested to follow me on Instagram. Larry douglas James Owen Cole Morrison John Campbell All these scammers want money within two weeks. Red flags - wanted off Zoosk asap; was very formal in letters; … Mauro Kovac ricardo, Kovac Mauo Kovac - Hungarian scammer Mauro Kovac, the name he gave, was on a dating site called Zoosk and said he lived in Dallas, Texas, had two kids, and divorced. Charles Moffatt, Aurora Springs CO, Atlanta GA, and FL His backstory: Born in Switzerland.The scammers start by stealing a photo from an internet site.They prefer to use images of white people capitalising on stereotypes and perceptions.They are often told to keep some of the money for their trouble [which helps to build trust and also helps make them an accessory to the crime! After a few weeks the bank will advise the Money Orders are fraudulent and then the victim is responsible for paying the money back to the bank, and in some cases face charges of passing counterfeit instrument.
Sometimes the scammer purchases goods with stolen credit cards but have trouble getting them delivered as many US merchants are now wary of shipping to Nigeria.
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He sent me a private message through Facebook, and like so many others..some reason … Nigerian Dating Scam - Sergeant James Palermino Ladies meet Sergeant James Palermino Special Ops. I opened his F/B profile, right clicked on his image and then right clicked on google … Nigerian scammer Michael Freeman finds me on Instagram A few weeks ago a man by the alias name of Michael Freeman contacted me, acting quite believable as a caring widow and spiritual man. Guy claiming to be in the Marines in nigeria I had met this guy one day on Facebook and had started talking there. Scott Jeff Benner, Scotty Benner, or Scott Benner I first met this man on Zoosk where he immediately directed me to meet him on facebook or yahoo.
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.
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.