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.
You can say you're a nurse or an executive but don't mention where or how much you make.
Be aware of sounding needy and lonely in your profile. What They Tell You About Themselves Often, they will tell you they were born in England to a British mother and Italian father.
The popularity and activity in the online dating world increases during the period between Christmas Day and Valentine’s Day, as confirms that they expect a 60% increase in new members.
Business Development Underwriter at Hollard, Candice Sutherland, wants those who partake in cyber dating to be mindful of the person behind the profile.
Putting yourself out there is difficult, and let’s face it, dating is just downright scary sometimes.
While the vast majority of people you meet online are honest and well-meaning, there are a few nefarious con men (and women) trolling the Internet looking to scam money.Armed with their fake identity, the scammer proceeds to forge a bond with you.They often communicate with you for weeks and months so you think you are getting to know them better while it is actually all part of their master plan.Soon after, he started promising her extravagant gifts (Chanel, Tiffany jewellery, Louboutin heels), messaging: “I got you something nice” – sending a picture of a Rolex watch. Just before meeting he got called home for an emergency. But then he asks her to pay the customs tax for the gifts – it must be paid via EFT.Mmmm…“But I was like, if you can afford all this stuff, then why am I paying the tax?