Signs of a nigerian dating scammer
Petroleum / Oil Rig engineer - Denver / Poland Using the name Evan Gilmore, claiming to be 50 yr old divorced single father with son 14, daughter 17 living in Denver, grew up in Florida. James Edmund, DOB 12/9/1978, Dutch, Mechanical Engineer Oil Rig Miami Tries to groom you to start off with followed by trying to induce empathy because he cannot cash a cheque for his two weeks job on an oil rig as his work …Scammer: Harry Beller, widower, UN Orthopedic doctor in Syria A guy named Harry Beller contacted me on Facebook.The Nigerian dating scams target the lonely and vulnerable.The most common comment of victims who think they have found the love of their life is "I can't believe I was so stupid!They are offering the chance of finding true love and happiness, and there are plenty of takers!However sooner or later, the vulnerable hearts receive requests that will ultimately lead to financial losses and heartbreak.Some of the sophisticated scammers send cheap presents such as flowers or candy [from stolen credit cards] to capture the hearts of lonely women. They either advise that their employer pays them with Money Orders and they can't cash them in Nigeria or are having trouble cashing them.Then they convince their soul mates to bank them into their bank account and then wire them the money via Western Union.
Regardless of the series of mishaps, the end result is the same - the cyber soul mate is asked to send money!
The rationale is that this type of person is likely to be more desperate, gullible and financially stable.