Romance scammers are in this for one purpose only . Because of the easy money made from victims, scammers are well-to-do respected business men/women who quit their "normal" day jobs. They have a script to follow, just like telemarketers. When they are gone from the computers for any amount of time they are either looking up information in order to answer you or are consulting with a more experienced member of their "team".
Internet cafes are shut down to normal business so scammers can do "their jobs". Most households in West Africa and other third world countries cannot afford them nor can they afford the cost of a monthly connection. They take time to respond to you because they are talking to other people.
"He said he was going to pay me back double," she laughs.
Though the amounts and details of the scam vary from victim to victim, when it comes to romance scams, the con is almost always the same: The crook wants to get a besotted victim to wire money or provide access to a credit card.
He told us one of the women got scammed out of ,000 and was devastated to find out he was happily married.
He says the ordeal has taken a heavy emotional toll on his family who keep hearing from victimized women and he can’t find a way to bring the scam to an end.
Scammers send sweet words, poems, and love letters..stolen from sites on the internet.
The people behind these scams are men, women, and teenagers of ALL ages.
Scammers know victims might be aware of this and is one of the reasons why they almost immediately begin calling the victim their husband or wife.By then, Morrison knew she was dealing with a scammer."The story was getting more and more bizarre," she says.The woman believed she would be paying to have the money—including the repayment of her million—transferred to the U. from South Africa, where Charlie was still supposedly working.In July 2016, the two Nigerian co-conspirators pleaded guilty in connection with their roles in the scam, and a federal judge sentenced them each to 36 months in prison last December.I’ve heard some real horror stories, and I’ll share some more details with you when we’re ready to air our report in the next week or two.