Remember the golden rule - NEVER SEND MONEY TO ANYONE YOU MEET ONLINE.While most African singles looking for a date online are genuine, it cannot be denied that many online dating scams originate in African nations such as Nigeria, Ghana or Ivory Coast due to the low per capita income, high rates of unemployment, high rates of corruption and ineffective policing in these areas.
The people portrayed on these photos are innocent men and women, NOT involved in scamming in any way and have nothing to do with scammers.
Nigerian scam comes in many forms: 419 scam, when they offer to transfer millions of dollars into your bank account, or lottery scam, when they tell you that you've won something in some bogus lottery.
However, Nigerian dating scam (or romance scam), besides just asking for money for their studies, sick relatives, etc..
I was suspicious and so I said "yeah yeah I'll send the money" but instead of going to Western Union I came here. There was the little sexy beast on the bed, the same pic she had sent me (this page, bottom second from left).
I was amazed, relieved and even laughed as I knew it was a scam but I never expected to find "Cindy's" photo.