No this Online Romance scam is not some guy pretending he wants more than just a one night stand, tricking you into thinking he’s sincere when really he is a serial online dater who targets the lonely and vulnerable.
This Online Romance Scam took place in Thailand and involved three Nigerian men and a Thai woman, who lured 8 million baht (around 250,000 dollars) from women.
They posed as wealthy American men with fake stories and pictures, and tricked women into falling in love with them.
Then they pulled the typical Nigerian email scam “We have 100,000,000 dollars, but need you to send 100,000 dollars to cover the taxes”….only instead of cash gifts, they used gifts of Romance….like promises of Jewelry that they could only get if they paid for the duties.
What an evil strategy, especially in the most Romantic and thus lonely time of year.
Be careful who you fall in love with ladies!