We all know they are a few bad guys who use the internet to scam and spam innocent victoims .Scams have been around for centuries. They have over time become more advanced, deceptive, and common. Scams prey on a person’s good-hearted nature or vulnerability.
It is therefore important to keep your guard up. Below is a list of the top common online scams. If you’re aware of these scams, you’re a lot less likely to fall for them.
Thousands of men and women meet online daily. While online dating has expanded the dating universe like never before; a few bad guys fly under the radar and try to scam innocent people.
While scams asking for money are more common in online dating, you should be aware of other fraudulent practices such as identity theft.
Remember the golden rule – NEVER SEND MONEY TO ANYONE YOU MEET ONLINE.
While most African singles looking for a date online are genuine, it cannot be denied that many online dating scams originate in African nations such as Nigeria, Ghana or Ivory Coast due to the low per capita income, high rates of unemployment, high rates of corruption and ineffective policing in these areas.
The money extracted from victims in North America, Europe and Australia translates to huge fortunes for the scammers who are willing to put weeks or months of work into getting a good payout. Both men and women are targets.
Many scammers are well educated and all are heartless so read on for common African online dating scams and protect yourself.
Our website advised users to please remain anonymous to other users until such a time whenyou feel ready to provide contact information to others.
Please never include your personal contact informatiom in your profile,especially telephone numbers, email, home address or your last name.
Only provide your contact information when your instinct tells you this is someone you reaslly can trust. We would advise you set up an email for just online dating.This makes it easier to quarantine any unwanted mail..
Ask a lot of questions when communication and please be alert for inconsistencies or requests for money. If a user asks you for money, report the situation to us by using the contact us link located on the front page immediately. Never send money to anyone who you meet online, someone you have not actually met in person.
We do not validate members identity or the information they submit to us on their profiles. We do take steps to eliminate suspected members brought to our attention. However, it is not possible to be double sure of the dealings off all members here.
WE suggest you communicate extensively using email, instant messaging or chat prior to calling the other person.
It is recommended to request from person multiple photos in a variety of situations, and at different times of their lives. This would help ‘paint a picture’ of the other person and can be useful to understand more about that person.
We wish you a beautiful experience online, a safe hunting