This is one of the most popular scams in online dating.
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.
The ease of obtaining visas, opening bank accounts and arranging money transfers are all part of the nation’s criminal appeal.
S.-based IT security developer SOPHOS ranked Malaysia as sixth globally in terms of cyber crime threat risks, as the total cyber crime bill topped 0 million.
It has various names such as the Nigerian 419, Nigerian money offer, the Spanish prisoner etc.
Similar to the Spanish prisoner scam where the scamster promises to share his fortunes with the victim in exchange for money to bribe the prison guards, the Nigerian 419 has fully come into its own thanks to the availability of email.
Sometimes, the scams are long and stretched out with the scammers attempting to get as much money out of you as possible by cooking up a variety of medical complications.
Do not send money if you are in a similar situation because it is probably a scam.
“Various authorities from the various countries involved should work together rather than blaming each other,” he said by email.