Here is a video of the EFCC ( Economic and Financial Crimes Commission) busting an internet cafe where this kind of fraud is taking place. Please watch it. You can see checking all the computers and showing an email extractor program which is pulling emails off the internet and then sending their fake emails to [...]
Images being used by internet dating scammmers on personal profiles match.com
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The basic premise of this scam is you are contacted by someone who needs money advanced to them, but the hook is, you will get a huge return back, since it is only temporary until their millions are freed up. This scam always plays out to be a large convoluted story involving lawyers, family and some catastrophic situation like death of a family member who somehow seemed to have left a large fortune they just cannot access at this time.
Well my, my the oldest scam in the book has moved itself to the personals. Yahoo Personals, Match.com Christian and Catholic dating services and websites. This scam is hitting all of them.
I got to experience this firsthand. I recently put my profile up on Yahoo Personals and I had a few people who contacted me. One person sent me his email and I emailed him at firstname.lastname@example.org ( if any of you want to send nasty emails to this scammer, feel free.) I was very suspicious when the profile of this so called guy named “Randy Hall” was suddenly
removed from Yahoo.