Online dating scams italian
They use three shells (or cups) with a small ball underneath one.They move them around and then stop, asking the audience to bet which one the ball is under.Turkey Drop (Wallet/Money Drop) Scam: An unsuspecting tourist spots a wallet or packet of cash on the ground.The scammer picks it up and asks if it belongs to the tourist, showing a wad of currency, and tries to get the tourist to touch it.The visitor is often taken to a dimly lit back room and given a menu with small print.Sometimes, the visitor’s beverages will be spiked with drugs to impair vision and/or judgment.Again, they pretend to be a woman from a Western country while all the while being based in Nigeria.They then solicit you for money for a charity they run in Nigeria or Ghana.
While most African singles looking for a date online are genuine, it cannot be denied that many online dating scams originate in African nations such as Nigeria, Ghana or Ivory Coast due to the low per capita income, high rates of unemployment, high rates of corruption and ineffective policing in these areas.The money extracted from victims in North America, Europe and Australia translates to huge fortunes for the scammers who are willing to put weeks or months of work into getting a good payout. Many scammers are well educated and all are heartless so read on for common African online dating scams and protect yourself. You might be interacting with a man, say, "William Jones" from USA/ UK/ Australia/ Canada or some other Western country.After some time, "William" has to travel to Nigeria or Ghana for some reason e.g.Supposedly named after a defunct piece of Nigerian Law the 419 scam has been operating in various incarnations for years.The basic idea is that you're contacted by someone who has access to large sums of money and wishes to move them through your bank account.