If you are contacted by somebody using these pictures on a dating site or a social network, you are being scammed.
The complete scam reports on scammers using these pictures you can find on Romance Scam.com, this is just an overview.
In 2011, the FBI received close to 30,000 reports of advance fee ploys, called "419 scams" after the section of the Nigerian criminal code that outlaws fraud.
The agency received over 4,000 complaints of advance fee romance scams in 2012, with victim losses totaling over million.
He knows if he meets "a Saudi Arabia person," he's in luck.
"They don't know what to do with money." "Whenever we want to fraud somebody, we will know what you are worth," Danjuma says. " Even "how much you have in your account." They glean all this information just by developing a tight relationship with the dupe.
ALL PICTURES ARE STOLEN FROM INNOCENT THIRD PARTIES.If the mark is worthwhile, the scammer works up "a level of trust," Danjuma continues."Maybe the person doesn't have a husband, and the person is looking for a husband in Nigeria.He said there was no way that his dudes would talk for less than 0. So I offered 0 for a rare glimpse at the human faces behind the syntax-challenged spam. I sat down with Sheye and Danjuma* on the back patio of a fancy duplex in an upscale neighborhood in one of the country's main cities, and the two dished on their craft, constantly interrupting each other as they downed bottles of Nigerian Star lager and chain-smoked.Though they lie for a living, Sheye insisted, "We are telling you the fact and the truth." Sheye and Danjuma have a name for the advance-fee email scams, in which victims agree to to send money to a stranger, banking on the promise of love or fast money.
(They insist that tricking people is not the same as stealing.