So-called love-scammers are looking for their victims on facebook and dating services
There they search for victims which they pretend initially interested in a partnership.
If the victim bitten once and embarked on a long distance
relationship via chat and email, there are always more demands for money, which
will be mostly transferred via Western Union to Africa.
Alleged reasons for the sudden need for cash are often alleged
illness, burst operations, arrests and corruption payments, attorney
fees, customs fees, airline tickets, visa costs and so on.
The perpetrators are working with fake identities and pictures which
they have stolen from the internet and now abuse it for their fake profiles.
There are variants of the “man seeking woman” and “woman seeking man” in this type of fraud to partnership and love
Behind this lies the perpetrators of organized crime, the so-called Nigeria Connection.
If a victim noticed that it is deceived the gangsters mostly try a
change in tactics and try the alleged victim with a fake inheritance or if
all else fails, to decoy them with job opportunities as “payment-agents”
who have to cash fake ore stolen cheques and to arrange for cash
Certainty whether a relationship is genuine or whether you have been misled by an impostor:
You may find advice and help at relevant self-help forums or (if you
prefer to remain anonymous and do not want to register in forums) the
internet-detective who specializes in research on the Nigerian
I am able to scan the internet for matches of
pictures which the alleged scammer has sent to you and for re-checking
of documents (passports or the like) to find out if such docs are fakes
I have special knowledge in thies kind of crime and had many appearances on German TV as an expert on the Nigerian Connection