Tall, Dark, and Handsome May Be Scammer and Fraud

(Online Dating Information) One of the biggest warning flags when communicating with someone is if they tell you they are working, living, or vacationing in Nigeria. Skilled scammers frequent online dating services looking to form a “relationship” with someone then relieve them of their money. It happens every day. A recent incident was reported by the Nashville Scene. From the paper:

“…But right now, he’s wooing you with his life story, the promise of far-flung locales and his favorite Van Morrison song, “Someone Like You.” Over the next few months, he’ll wake you up with romantic text messages and instant message you all day long. He’ll ask about your day, laugh at all your jokes, and make you feel like the only woman in the world. You’ll burn the midnight oil on the phone at night, where you’ll learn about his dead parents, his inheritance managed by a stingy aunt, his passion for architecture, and his dreams of marriage and children. It all fits together with cinematic significance.

But one day, after weeks of romancing, he calls you, frantic. He’s trying to ship some antiques out of the country and the export fees are exorbitant, but he’s a little strapped for cash…”

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Our Take

One of the reasons Online Dating Information opened a Safety section is to keep online daters aware of the various scams out there. By being aware, you can avoid falling into a trap that will break both your bank account and your heart.