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Nigerian internet dating site scams

While you may or may not get your money back, at least your scammer will be behind bars.

The '419' part of the name comes from the section of Nigeria’s Criminal Code which outlaws the practice. Scammers may ask for your bank account details to 'help them transfer the money' and use this information to later steal your funds.

Or they may ask you to pay fees, charges or taxes to 'help release or transfer the money out of the country' through your bank.

While these scams originated in Nigeria, they now come from all over the world.

The scammer will contact you out of the blue by email, letter, text message or through social media.

These fees may even start out as quite small amounts.

If paid, the scammer may make up new fees that require payment before you can receive your reward.

Until a few years ago scam victims had to suffer in silence as law enforcement authorities had no idea how to help them.

However with scamming quickly turning into a global epidemic, law enforcers across the world are sitting up and taking notice.

You must report the scammer to the dating site owner and administrator.

A reputable dating service will remove a scammer’s profile so they are not able to victimize anyone else on the site.

If you think you have provided your account details, passport, tax file number, licence, Medicare or other personal identification details to a scammer, contact your bank, financial institution, or other relevant agencies immediately.

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26-Nov-2017 05:01