Ghanaian internet dating scams
Another common scam one comes across in online dating is the medical emergency scam.
Just when you think your online relationship is going really well, your online partner will be faced with some sort of medical emergency.
Do not send money if you are in a similar situation because it is probably a scam.
Again, most often these scammers will pretend to be a Western man but in reality they will be scammers based in Africa.
These scammers know immigration rules and regulations well and might even cite some sort of visa requirement as their reason for requesting money.
You might find their reasons actually check out and send them the money but in all likelihood, you have been scammed of your money.
This is one of the most popular scams in online dating.
At the end of the day they all have the same basic plot – there is an emergency and won’t you please send them some money?
Rest assured, once you do send the money that is the last you will hear of them and your money.
This breed of scams has been around for a very long time and is known as the advance fee fraud.
It has various names such as the Nigerian 419, Nigerian money offer, the Spanish prisoner etc.