October 21, 2007
You meet someone on the internet and hit it off. Your romance begins and soon you are exchanging photos and making plans to meet. The person you meet says that they are from the U.S. but are currently working in Nigeria or some other place in Africa. They want to fly to meet you but they need you to send the money for the airfare. After you send the money, they may ask for more money to cover visa costs or other expenses. This on-line scammer will get you to send thousands of dollars and convince you that he or she is in love and coming to visit. After awhile you realize that you have been scammed.