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The subject lines often read something similar to "From the desk of Mr [name]" or even "Your assistance is solicited".

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This is a common ploy used by Russian and Filipino scammers to rob you off your money.

The general storyline is she will want to come visit you but does not have enough money and will ask you to send her money to help pay for the plane ticket and/or visa.

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.

Nigeria and Ghana are notorious for their scammers and hence most people probably wouldn’t pursue a relationship with someone from one of these countries.

These scammers are well aware of this and therefore often pretend to be from the USA/ UK/ Australia/ Canada or some other Western country.The money could be cash, gold bullion, blood diamonds, gold dust, checks etc.The sums usually run up to millions of dollars with the victim being promised a huge chunk of it for their "help".While online dating sites work hard to eliminate scammers from their sites, unfortunately some continue to be very deceptive and get past the fraud checks so it is important to be aware of what a potential scammer might attempt to do.Nobody wants to be scammed yet most people are not quite sure what to look out for.This breed of scams has been around for a very long time and is known as the advance fee fraud.

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