“You never think you can become a victim until it happens to you,” Meade said.
The main reason, why these people are targeted is because it makes them anxious; their ability to find love and this turns out to be potentially more approachable to the crook. These fake flakes may only be interested in your money if he tries to: Addressing the problem Though, these scammers are located in different parts of the world, there is a lot of talk about the reality of these people hailing from parts of Accra Ghana, Russia and Nigeria.
So, I did what I would have done for any man I was invested in like that.
I gave him the money.”After transferring ,000 to Walter’s bank account from her own savings account, Meade says her chats with the man became less frequent, and finally, stopped altogether.“I was taken for a fool,” Meade said, “and I was heartbroken.”But, while Walter had fallen on hard times, a Nigerian man thousands of miles away was making a killing as part of an operation of scammers who target men and women into romantic relationships only to leave them high and dry.
On all occasions, the ending will be of no surprise to experts on romance scams, i.e., Mr.
XXX would have needed to lend him a few thousand dollars to deal with one of the many plights he had fabricated. Online dating is fun, but there is so much of danger in it, it's about separating the wheat from the chaff. Typically, women aged mid-40s to mid-60s looking for companionship fall prey to male romance scammers.