Nigerian scam comes in many forms: 419 scam, when they offer to transfer millions of dollars into your bank account, or lottery scam, when they tell you that you've won something in some bogus lottery.
However, Nigerian dating scam (or romance scam), besides just asking for money for their studies, sick relatives, etc..
Emotions run high when we want to impress a new crush - and now scammers have found ways to make their love-blind victims hand over more than £10,000.
Hong Kong’s gender imbalance and marriage pressure blamed for rise in online dating scams Local detectives are working with their counterparts in Malaysia and Nigeria to combat the growing problem which generally features scammers in foreign countries targeting single, professional Hong Kong women in their 30s and 40s.
Recently there are also Nigerian scams originating from Malaysia, China, India, Turkey, Spain, Cyprus, Egypt, as that's where Nigerians are located since they can easily get to these countries without visas or on the student visas.
Men are usually widowed engineers, building contractors, military, vet doctors, surgeons or antique dealers.
Surrey saw more incidents of financial investment fraud, with 2.1 reports per 10,000 people, compared with an average of 1.3, Which? People in the Dyfed-Powys area of Mid Wales were most likely to report losing money to computer repair fraud, and it was also a hotspot for reported fake services fraud, involving people who had been conned into paying an upfront fee for services that did not exist, such as falsely offering to make a PPI claim.
Residents in Northamptonshire were most likely to report being hit by online shopping and auction scams, reporting that a product sold online did not exist, arrive or match its description. , said: “As more information is available about us online than ever before, fraudsters are finding it much easier to know who to target and how.“These criminals are constantly finding new ways to rip us off and those tackling fraud should be upping their game.
Catfish - this is when someone creates a fake profile using someone else’s pictures online.