Do not send money if you are in a similar situation because it is probably a scam.
Again, most often these scammers will pretend to be a Western man but in reality they will be scammers based in Africa.
The money could be cash, gold bullion, blood diamonds, gold dust, checks etc.
The sums usually run up to millions of dollars with the victim being promised a huge chunk of it for their "help".
It’s terrible being the victim of a scam and the first thing most scam victims do is contact the police in the hope they can actually catch the person who duped them.
Sometimes scammers figure out you are onto them but instead of backing off, they take advantage of the situation by pretending to be the police.
Like all scams, there is a last minute problem and you will be requested to send some money to ensure everything goes smoothly.
You might find their reasons actually check out and send them the money but in all likelihood, you have been scammed of your money.While online dating sites work hard to eliminate scammers from their sites, unfortunately some continue to be very deceptive and get past the fraud checks so it is important to be aware of what a potential scammer might attempt to do.Nobody wants to be scammed yet most people are not quite sure what to look out for.Another common scam one comes across in online dating is the medical emergency scam.Just when you think your online relationship is going really well, your online partner will be faced with some sort of medical emergency.Armed with their fake identity, the scammer proceeds to forge a bond with you.They often communicate with you for weeks and months so you think you are getting to know them better while it is actually all part of their master plan.So say you have been duped by a Nigerian scammer and you contact the Nigerian police for help.You might get an email apparently from the Nigerian police telling you they have closed in on the scammer and need a payment from you before they can arrest him.This is a common ploy used by Russian and Filipino scammers to rob you off your money.The general storyline is she will want to come visit you but does not have enough money and will ask you to send her money to help pay for the plane ticket and/or visa.