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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.
S.) Scammers will ask you to wire money through services like Western Union or Money Gram.
Then there is a recovery scam - a scammer recontacting you pretending to be FBI, EFCC or any other authority, telling he can help you recover your money... And finaly there is a "stuck parcel" scam, when they supposedly sent you goods/gifts, but they got stuck somewhere on the way (for example, on the customs) and you have to pay to "customs" or some bogus shipping company to get them.
usually involves this scheme: the scammers upload fake attractive photos, in most cases of white people.
They pretend to be the foreign specialists working in Nigeria or Ghana (usually originally from US and UK, but it may also be Canada, Australia or any other European country).
Don't, under any circumstances, agree to meet face-to-face. The scammer might be part of a larger criminal ring that's already under investigation by federal law enforcement. You're probably devastated and embarrassed by what they did.
If you've given your money or banking information to a possible con artist, report the scam immediately. No need to throw out your computer and swear off love and happiness forever.