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Instead of sending spam letters that promise millions for your assistance, these scammers are targeting single men and women who are searching for love online.
They use psychological tricks to lure their victims in, use poetry and even gifts to get them under their spell, and then once you are there, will try to reach for your wallet, all the time declaring their "undying love" for you.
He's hunting through chat rooms, dating sites and social networking sites searching for victims, looking to cash in on romance.
If you are over 40, recently divorced, a widow, elderly or disabled then all the better in his eyes.
The scam may take the form of asking you to cash a check for them through your bank account because they are "out of the country" and unable to cash it themselves, or they may come right out and ask you to send money to help them out of a fabricated "financial difficulty" they claim to be experiencing.
A decent person with a good job or business in search of a good, honest partner to settle down with.
Seven months later he was still in San Francisco, now claiming to be the "Crown Prince of Nigeria" and representing himself as a successful businessman who had obtained a variety of commercial contracts.
Modupe seems to have been in effect a professional confidence trickster.
Although it has been alleged that Orizu's conviction for fraud was a miscarriage of justice, it seems fair to observe that modern politics, which emerged in Nigeria only in the 1940s, offered opportunities for a type of self-fashioning comparable in many respects to that practised by fabulists and fraudsters like Crentsil, Modupe and others. consul-general in Lagos reported the existence of one "Prince Bil Morrison," who turned out to be a 14-year old boy who specialized in writing to correspondents in America to solicit funds.
Some of Nigeria's new breed of chancers began at a young age. The police remarked that this case was just "one more in which generous, but possibly gullible, American citizens have allowed themselves to be taken in by African schoolboys." The consul-general wrote: "These young Nigerians are stated by the police to be excellent psychologists," noting that their practice of writing to people in the United States and Canada for money was "widespread." Frauds by Nigerian students in the United States and Canada in the late 1940s were said to include the offer for sale of diamonds, ivory and other exotic luxuries.The sad truth is, for every real profile you see on the internet, there are numerous false ones pretending to be your perfect mate and using photographs stolen from modelling or social networking sites.