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..
Men are usually widowed engineers, building contractors, military, vet doctors, surgeons or antique dealers.
usually involves this scheme: the scammers upload fake attractive photos, in most cases of white people.
They pretend to be the foreign specialists working in Nigeria or Ghana (usually originally from US and UK, but it may also be Canada, Australia or any other European country).
She is the same age as me (40) and divorced with a child. She claims she only wants to find her "soul mate", marry, and live a happy life; and, of course, I am sure she wants to improve her quality of life. I mean I am not purchasing minutes or paying per e-mail or anything of that nature. The dating site and translator must be making money somehow.
She wants me to visit her in China, and I am seriously thinking about purchasing tickets. I am still a bit skeptical because of all the negative reviews and scams on various websites. The only risk I have is the cost of the trip and hotel accommodations. Your lady may have borrowed money for these services. Can she communicate with you via Skype/MSNYou are exactly right, sir.