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– The Travel Expense Scam
– The Overseas Emergency Scam
One of the most popular ‘Nigerian’ scams. The scammer will create a fake identity and proceed to communicate with you to build trust. They may communicate with you for weeks or even for 1 or 2 months making you think you are getting to know him or her very well. All of a sudden you will get a message regarding an ’emergency’ overseas that has happened, all to often in Nigeria or another African country, however in the last years such scams came from Asian countries such as Thailand, Indonesia, and Philippines. Emergencies can range from accidents, medical illness or robbery. You will be requested to send a single large sum or many small sums of money to assist. The scammer will have always been located in the country that the ’emergency’ happens.
– The visa (and travel tickets) scam
Another popular scam is the Visa Scam. Such scammers are mostly active through dating sites but also on social media such as facebook. They may communicate with you for weeks and making you think she or he likes you a lot and wants to meet with you in your country. The scammer will ask you to make a visa for come to your country and also they will ask money for the travel tickets. The favorite countries for scammers to get visa are: western European countries, such as Germany, Denmark, The Netherlands, Belgium, Scandinavian countries, USA, and also the middle east countries such as Dubai, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
– The 419 Scam
The ‘419 scam’ or advance fee fraud has been around for a long time. The scammer usually promises to share 10% of a vast fortune (usually millions of dollars or in other currency) with you, all they need is a fraction of the money to unlock the funds. They will request you send them this unlocking fee so they can transfer the funds to your account, before you transfer 90% on to another account.
– The marriage scam or sham
This is another popular scam or as how commonly knows ‘marriage sham’ or ‘fake marriage’.
A sham marriage or fake marriage is a marriage of convenience entered into purely for the purpose of gaining a benefit or other advantage arising from that status. While referred to as a “sham” or “fake” because of its motivation, the union itself is still legally valid if it conforms to the formal legal requirements for marriage in that country. Arranging or entering into such a marriage to deceive public officials is itself a separate violation of the law of some countries. In the United States, Canada and some European countries, sham marriage for purposes of immigration fraud is a felony.
After a period, a couple often divorces if the marriage is no longer useful.
– The dowry scam
This scam is mostly used by girls from Asian countries such as Thailand. We have a article on this site where you can read about Dowry scams here.