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However, Nigerian dating scam (or romance scam), besides just asking for money for their studies, sick relatives, etc..
usually involves this scheme: the scammers upload fake attractive photos, in most cases of white people.
They pretend to be the foreign specialists working in Nigeria or Ghana (usually originally from US and UK, but it may also be Canada, Australia or any other European country).
Recently there are also Nigerian scams originating from Malaysia, China, India, Turkey, Spain, Cyprus, Egypt, as that's where Nigerians are located since they can easily get to these countries without visas or on the student visas.
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So how do you avoid falling prey to an internet dating scam in the first place?
The e Bay Security Center: General Marketplace Safety site can assist you with reporting auction related fraud / and scams to the proper authorities and also provides a way for law enforcement to find out if someone is trying to auction merchandise stolen from you if you have been the victim of a property theft.
There are also military scams (for God Sake, there are NO American Generals browsing dating sites and NO military man will EVER ask you for money.
If you don't feel the crime committed against you falls into these categories, but you still feel the crime is serious enough to report, then you can still report it to the ICCC.
If it doesn't fall under one of their categories, they might be able to direct you to an agency that does handle it.
Or perhaps you've briefly thought to yourself that the person on the other end of the communication really needs to employ a spell-checker.
Neither of these email discrepancies is cause for alarm; a lot of people aren't very good at spelling and grammar, and they may be writing English as a second language.