Internet dating rules safety
The money could be cash, gold bullion, blood diamonds, gold dust, checks etc.
The sums usually run up to millions of dollars with the victim being promised a huge chunk of it for their "help".
These scammers know immigration rules and regulations well and might even cite some sort of visa requirement as their reason for requesting money.
You might find their reasons actually check out and send them the money but in all likelihood, you have been scammed of your money.
These are examples of some of the most notorious scams in the world of online dating and on the internet in general.
This is one of the most popular scams in online dating.
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.
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.
Like all scams, there is a last minute problem and you will be requested to send some money to ensure everything goes smoothly.
Needless to say that is the last you will hear of your apparent fortune.
Another common scam one comes across in online dating is the medical emergency scam.
Just when you think your online relationship is going really well, your online partner will be faced with some sort of medical emergency.