Sometimes they are on their way to meet you and the misfortune happens right in the airport. They will even allow you to keep some percentage of it. It will bounce few weeks later and you will have to return all money back to the bank. NO woman with good intentions (and of course NO REAL MAN!!!! They will send you the check, ask to cash for them and send them money WU.The sad truth is, for every real profile you see on the internet, there are numerous false ones pretending to be your perfect mate and using photographs stolen from modelling or social networking sites.The people in the photographs are as much victims as those who get scammed for hundreds or thousands dollars.
So, here is one more axiom, something you have to make a sticky note of and put on your refrigerator. What happens to all these people in Nigeria and Ghana? This is how things go: 1) they contact you, claiming to be from the US, UK, Canada, Australia, Western Europe 2) their English sucks, though they claim to be the native English speakers and they say “am” instead of “I am” 3) they give you their email or Yahoo ID in the first 1-2 messages and want to get off-site and chat on messenger 4) they are widowers, their wives died in the horrible car or plane crashes, they raise “a kid” alone, or (if they are females) they are recovering from a bad relationship with a cheating ex. Whatever you are involved in with Nigeria or Ghana, is always scam and fraud.
You or someone you know may be dating this person online right now. No matter how good they sound, things aren't what they appear to be.
In reality you're talking to a criminal sitting in a cybercafé with a well-rehearsed script he's used many times before.
But the point is: The money should be sent Western Union or Money Gram. They will give a seller your shipping address and ask to re-ship it to them (re-shipping scam).
You get letters from their kids, doctors, lawyers, hotel managers. You might even be held liable for cashing fake checks and considered a fraudster yourself by your local authorities. Another twist: they bought something online, but a seller wont ship to Africa.