Iraq dating scams
The scammer will tell you an elaborate fake story about large amounts of money 'trapped' in central banks during civil wars or coups, often in countries currently in the news.
Or they may tell you about a large inheritance that is 'difficult to access' because of government restrictions or taxes in their country.
There is NO treasures and gold, just you, your wallet and a scammer.
it doesn’t work like that in the real army), or want to buy some special satellite phones to be able to talk to you (another nonsense, the civilians don’t pay for the army satellite phones! Yet another twist with some military scams: they are in Iraq or Afghanistan, and need your help in smuggling in the country gold, money, Saddam’s treasures, etc.. But to receive the treasures you will have to pay fee to customs, lawyers or any other fee associated with it.
So, here is one more axiom, something you have to make a sticky note of and put on your refrigerator. What happens to all these people in Nigeria and Ghana? This is how things go: 1) they contact you, claiming to be from the US, UK, Canada, Australia, Western Europe 2) their English sucks, though they claim to be the native English speakers and they say “am” instead of “I am” 3) they give you their email or Yahoo ID in the first 1-2 messages and want to get off-site and chat on messenger 4) they are widowers, their wives died in the horrible car or plane crashes, they raise “a kid” alone, or (if they are females) they are recovering from a bad relationship with a cheating ex. Whatever you are involved in with Nigeria or Ghana, is always scam and fraud.Get educated on some of the most common scams that the FBI investigates, as well as tips to help prevent you from being victimized.Visit the Bureau’s White-Collar Crime and Cyber Crime webpages for information on more fraud schemes.If paid, the scammer may make up new fees that require payment before you can receive your reward.They will keep asking for more money as long as you are willing to part with it.