Nigerian dating scam with paypal
It doesn’t matter if the letter says it came from the Nigerian scam. Once the scam is explained, it seems so obvious a con that you’d wonder who would fall for it.
Yet fall for it people do because they’re mesmerized by the wealth that will soon be theirs.
Only when he tries to collect the money is he approached for payment of facilitation fees to get his winnings to him.
It’s the same con, with just a few elements unimportant to the execution of the thievery changed about.
Maybe he says he’s led a life of sin and is now trying to make good, or maybe he claims that as a devout Christian he heard about their good works and wants to leave his money to help continue them, but whatever the backstory, it’s just a tale.
In a nutshell, the con works by blinding the victim with promises of an unimaginable fortune.
Once the sucker is sufficiently glittery-eyed over the prospect of becoming fabulously rich, he is squeezed for however much money he has.
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