Nigerian internet dating fraud

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The Nigerian dating scams target the lonely and vulnerable.

They use psychological tricks to lure their victims in, use poetry and even gifts to get them under their spell, and then once you are there, will try to reach for your wallet, all the time declaring their "undying love" for you.

They then spend months chatting up and luring their naive targets with online intimacy.

They often pretend to be foreign specialists [from the US, UK or Canada, but can be any European country]temporarily working in Nigeria or other African country.

They prefer to use images of white people capitalising on stereotypes and perceptions.

The photos are usually of beautiful people and the quality of the photo is high.

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