So say you have been duped by a Nigerian scammer and you contact the Nigerian police for help.
You might get an email apparently from the Nigerian police telling you they have closed in on the scammer and need a payment from you before they can arrest him.
These scammers know immigration rules and regulations well and might even cite some sort of visa requirement as their reason for requesting money.
You might find their reasons actually check out and send them the money but in all likelihood, you have been scammed of your money.
Another common scam one comes across in online dating is the medical emergency scam.
The sums usually run up to millions of dollars with the victim being promised a huge chunk of it for their "help".Like all scams, there is a last minute problem and you will be requested to send some money to ensure everything goes smoothly.Needless to say that is the last you will hear of your apparent fortune.Once you do send the money however, it is unlikely that the visit will ever actually materialize.As many people are now catching on to this, many scammers are trying variations of the same scam.