The standard scam story then starts to unfold as your online date suddenly has some sort of emergency in Nigeria or Ghana.

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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.

Once you do send the money however, it is unlikely that the visit will ever actually materialize.

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.

These are examples of some of the most notorious scams in the world of online dating and on the internet in general.

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.

These scammers are well aware of this and therefore often pretend to be from the USA/ UK/ Australia/ Canada or some other Western country.