Nigerian scam on dating sites


23-Oct-2017 10:47

The man Rhonda Meade fell in love with promised to elope with her to a tropical island paradise where they could be married along white beaches as the setting sun shimmered across vast, crystal-clear waters.But, the only thing that ran away from the 36-year-old single mother’s life of hardship would eventually be all her savings and the security she had entrusted with “Walter.”Meade, whose name has been changed to protect her identity, was one of millions of people who flock to the Internet each year in search of romance and a long term relationship.Scammers change names, identities, the photos they steal and use more often than most of us change our underwear.There can be several scammers at any one time using the same name and photo to steal from their victims.

Here’s the real deal: Don’t send money to someone you met online — for any reason.

Victims think they’re just helping out their soulmate, never realizing they’re aiding and abetting a crime.