Nigerian dating scams on facebook

After few mails on FB, he suggested to use private e mail address then continued to instance messenger. Then he said he just won the contract to clean up community in Nigeria from oil spillage.

He said he is an independent contractor and works mostly on anything that affects human life such as oil spillage, mostly on shore (it sounded so interesting and impressive, right? Everyday when he was in Nigeria on his work, he texted me and made sure that he would have the chance to chat with me every day. Things were too good to be true so I rather hold back which he also realized about this.

I told Michael I wanted to interview his scammer friends. But I figured I’d be doing a public service by distracting the scammers from conning old folks for a couple hours.

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In reality, the scammers are Africans from Nigeria and Ghana.

Before that, he used to hang out with nomadic cow-herding kids, children who sell bottled water by the roadside, and budding scam artists.

Yes, Nigerian scam artists, like the ones who send you emails purporting to be from an African prince who will pay you to help him move $3 million into your country, and all you have to do is give him your bank account number.

Scammers are on dating sites, and social networks setting up fake profiles.