Variations of these include them needing surgery they can’t afford, treatment for their son’s brain tumor or you may even get a call from someone pretending to be a doctor telling you your partner has been in a serious accident and you need to send money so they can start treatment.Sometimes, the scams are long and stretched out with the scammers attempting to get as much money out of you as possible by cooking up a variety of medical complications.Buzz Feed News reports that the two, who are students at Kent State University in Ohio, first matched back in 2014."Tinder was super new at the time for my whole friend group. She seemed a little different, so I sent her something different."Their exchanges are hilarious and perfectly relatable for anyone who has ever tried to date online.Nigeria and Ghana are notorious for their scammers and hence most people probably wouldn’t pursue a relationship with someone from one of these countries.These scammers are well aware of this and therefore often pretend to be from the USA/ UK/ Australia/ Canada or some other Western country.While online dating sites work hard to eliminate scammers from their sites, unfortunately some continue to be very deceptive and get past the fraud checks so it is important to be aware of what a potential scammer might attempt to do.Nobody wants to be scammed yet most people are not quite sure what to look out for.
Again, most often these scammers will pretend to be a Western man but in reality they will be scammers based in Africa.The standard scam story then starts to unfold as your online date suddenly has some sort of emergency in Nigeria or Ghana.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.This is a common ploy used by Russian and Filipino scammers to rob you off your money.The general storyline is she will want to come visit you but does not have enough money and will ask you to send her money to help pay for the plane ticket and/or visa.