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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.

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.They play on emotional triggers to get you to provide money, gifts or personal details.Dating and romance scams often take place through online dating websites, but scammers may also use social media or email to make contact.Jenny said she had resigned herself to the fact that she would never see the money again and felt like she had won the lottery after her bank agreed to recall several payments of money she sent to the conman."I've got it - it's safely tucked away in my bank," she said."When I learnt I had been defrauded, I put a recall on the funds and I have maintained contact with the overseas banks since that time in different channels, just assuring them that it was fraud."I sent three payments and I got two repayments back in the same amounts, so I got two phone calls back saying the money is here."I feel very lucky; a bit like winning the lottery."Jenny said the scammers prey on people who are vulnerable."I guess that was my question, how could I have fallen for that?" she said."And I think it's not the what or the who, it is the when.She said: 'As soon as I opened the email and saw his photo it was love at first sight, we spent time chatting with emails going backwards and forwards getting to know each other.

He was very charming and romantic.' But Glen told Sheila that in order for his business to be a success, he needed her help financially.

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Scammers take advantage of people looking for romantic partners, often via dating websites, apps or social media by pretending to be prospective companions.

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.

He said a payment had to be made right away in order for them to get the goods he needed from a supplier - and that he couldn't make the transaction from Afghanistan.