If I have shared this page with you, there is a good chance that you’ve been the target of a romance scam (aka catfishing) and may have been led to believe that you are in a relationship with someone who looks like me.
However, you should know that scammers have been using my personal photos for nearly a decade to deceive women in order to defraud them of money or assets.
Nigerian scam comes in many forms: 419 scam, when they offer to transfer millions of dollars into your bank account, or lottery scam, when they tell you that you've won something in some bogus lottery.
However, Nigerian dating scam (or romance scam), besides just asking for money for their studies, sick relatives, etc..
Women are usually nurses, models, charity or UNICEF workers or antique dealers.
After they establish some lovely correspondence with you, fall in love and maybe even send a couple of cheap presents, they will either: a) be almost on their way to meet you, but something will happen to them: they will get robbed, beaten, get into the hospital, or other misfortune will happen and of course you will be their only contact to ask for financial help, or: b) tell you that their employer pays them with Money Orders or checks, and they can't cash them in Nigeria.
In 2011, Romance scams emerged as highest grossing scam, with over 12 million in losses reported by Canadians.
Generally, Romance scams involve the victim and the fraudster meeting through a social networking site.
The fraudster will gain the trust of the victim through displays of affection.
This increases the trust level between the victim and fraudster and will result in higher dollar losses.
This also results in a negative social impact on the victim as they have developed emotional and psychological attachment to the fraudster.