The stories may range from a businessman having an accident while in Nigeria for work to a helpless woman being stranded in Ghana; from asking for charity donations for Africa to a family member having a brain hemorrhage while in Africa.
The scammers transfer stolen money into the new account, and then tell their victims to wire the money out of the country.
Victims think they’re just helping out their soulmate, never realizing they’re aiding and abetting a crime. She's not sure if the man she is talking to is real... Her story is almost same as yours, she has sent him a lot of money already, mostly for his daughter who is going to boarding school in Africa (or something like that) she also sent her money for a birthday party. I never accept unknown requests but hit the wrong button by mistake.
These scammers are well aware of this and therefore often pretend to be from the USA/ UK/ Australia/ Canada or some other Western country.
Armed with their fake identity, the scammer proceeds to forge a bond with you.
A decent person with a good job or business in search of a good, honest partner to settle down with.
You or someone you know may be dating this person online right now. No matter how good they sound, things aren't what they appear to be.
Scammers create fake online profiles using photos of other people — even stolen pictures of real military personnel. And they tug at your heartstrings with made-up stories about how they need money — for emergencies, hospital bills, or travel. Here’s how it works: The scammers set up dating profiles to meet potential victims.
After they form a “relationship,” they come up with reasons to ask their love interest to set up a new bank account.
Al the time promising as soon as he got home would give me back home would give me back money Was booking a surprise meal and wanted me to mee thm at airport Even sent court order and solioctor s order to me (fake) Needed bail paid to get passport back Always needed money sent by western union and sent to hotel manager Eventully told him no more money he screamed at me and put down phone When I quered his accent he said he had an italian mother that why accent was strong and bad telephone line didnt help Give me his mobile no bother as well as hotel managers no No mater what I queried he was one step ahead I am not a person to be taken in or part with money lightly but he spent weeks and weeks realling me in and did a very good job When he started looking for money he would query what I was doing and where I was going and as soon as I was with some one would call and say it was urgent go home and turn on chat so that So no one was would get a chance to influence me He did his home work was a professional scammer and had studied all information needed about the area he was suppose to be from and area he was suppse to be loving in When I quereid the school the child when to he faulted and got annoyed saying why did I want to know thw school his child went Please don T be roped as I was dont ignore the warning signs When I asked him as an international contractor how many more projects he would do this year He said 2 .
and needed 0 to pay for a plane fare to come home to Kennesaw, Ga. He would not give me an address of where in Kennesaw he lived and told me that when I picked him up at the airport, he would lead me to his house.
Here’s the real deal: Don’t send money to someone you met online — for any reason. I trusted him and awaited for him to get the bank straightened out. They sure do make everything seem believable and I just want to protect my mom. Good luck with whatever your God does to you." Now just looking for how to report him! Ha I asked for the name of the school -no response then he told me he would send me his phone # that never happened,we were chatting on messenger so if he was in Dubai his time would be different then mine of course he didn't know maybe it's in the settings same BS I asked huge much it is that he needed the amount was 25.00 I simply said I'm sorry I don't work I can't help you out wish I could by the way the name was Ken Ovoke sharp looking man if indeed it was him.