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Nigerian on line dating scams

If you fall into this category, be especially wary of people that you meet through dating websites.

A woman has spoken out about how her online relationship with a Nigerian scammer became an unlikely friendship.

Maria Grette, who is Swedish, even paid for the young man to study at college in the US, and has since worked with African artists to help young people.

She told the BBC: ‘He had a way and a sweetness I had never known in a man before.

And he was innocent in a way that puzzled me.’ Scammer: ‘I wish I could see through your eyes and see what you like to see.’ Maria: ‘I like to see the truth, and often the truth is more beautiful and greater than people dare to realise.’ Scammer: ‘You talk in parables.

Ms Grette, who was 62 at the time, thought she was speaking to a 58-year-old Danish man for three months after they met on an online dating site.

They arranged for him to visit her, but he explained he first had to visit Nigeria with his son for a job interview.

I can’t wait to see you.’ Maria: ‘I can’t understand how you can think so dedicated of me, when you have never met me.

That scares me.’ But in Nigeria, tragedy struck – her lover explained that he and his son were mugged and badly injured, and his bank did not have a branch in Africa.

Thousands of people have been victimized by online romance scams and wind up not only embarrassed but with financial losses averaging more than $10,000 per person. Not only do victims suffer emotionally and financially, but some may have long term effects resulting from an online romance scam.

Scammers may represent themselves as beautiful foreign models, wealthy businessmen, or even deployed military servicemembers trying to attract a lover, but most use very ordinary seeming profiles.

In today’s fast paced world of instant communication and social media, many adults have turned to online dating sites to find love, especially around Valentine’s Day.