The scammers choose chat rooms and dating sites because the person in love offers the chance of the biggest payoffs.
The Nigerian dating scams are often not easy to detect as the scammers are often highly educated, have exceptional patience and they do their homework!
We started using Google hangouts to chat and he would email me every day. Tom Erol/ oil rig contractor / off Gulf of Mexixo Hi, I met Tom on a dating site and he claimed to be 51 years old with one daughter of 15 years living with his parents in Istanbul. Jefferey Schubert and A Simmons (Dean from UK) stolen photos From what I understand there is already a scammer identified with the photo of Jeffrey Schubert. George Peters - Drilling Contractor in Gulf of Mexico George Peters. Talked for 2 months, a widow with two kids 17 and 15 wife died in a car wreck seven years … He has two daughters who are off in a private school. Can someone tell me if they Know a Tammy Fost I met Tammy Fost on Facebook.
If you think you are being scammed, go to this site and browse all the photos to see if the person you are communicating has a photo on this site. However they also use photos taken from profiles of other people on dating sites, so remember that the photos that scammers use are not photos of themselves - they are photos of innocent victims.
They also use many aliases, emails, photos, gender, age and sexual orientation in order to cast their net to catch as many victims as possible.
The rationale is that this type of person is likely to be more desperate, gullible and financially stable.
They then post ads with fake profiles on online dating sites .