America dating site scams
Men are usually widowed engineers, building contractors, military, vet doctors, surgeons or antique dealers.
Women are usually nurses, models, charity or UNICEF workers or antique dealers.
However, Nigerian dating scam (or romance scam), besides just asking for money for their studies, sick relatives, etc..
usually involves this scheme: the scammers upload fake attractive photos, in most cases of white people.
After they establish some lovely correspondence with you, fall in love and maybe even send a couple of cheap presents, they will either: a) be almost on their way to meet you, but something will happen to them: they will get robbed, beaten, get into the hospital, or other misfortune will happen and of course you will be their only contact to ask for financial help, or: b) tell you that their employer pays them with Money Orders or checks, and they can't cash them in Nigeria.
They will send you the Money Orders or checks and ask you to deposit them into your bank account and then wire the money to them via Western Union.
Her monthly salary is only a few hundred dollars, all Russian men are drunks and maybe her family died in a tragic accident or they are ill and in need of surgery.
The scammer will have photos showing a young and attractive woman though her profile may say she’s from America or England.
The scammer will later explain that she’s from Russia but couldn’t select it as an option on the dating site.
Heart strings are pulled and victims are sucked in.
At this point she will set the victim up as her knight in shining armor, the only one who can help her.