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Miss Nafisatu John Apollo is another example of a dating scam. This one arrives by email, and may be a spam that arrives out of the blue, or it can be sent to a profile you have on a dating website. If you are active on online dating websites, or via classifieds, chat rooms and forums, beware. Some reports indicate that as much as 30% of the personalities are scams:
Even the biggest and oldest dating websites, such as Match.com, eHarmoney, AOL, etc., are not immune to scammers. Dating has changed since the advent of the internet and you have to be knowledgeable and have you guard up to find true love, instead of a real scam!
Here is one report of a scam email. See this page for more examples.
My sweet darling,
How is your day?I believe it is great.I read your mail and i realise very well that you are someone who would treat me with love and understanding as i have gone through a lot of pains.I appreciate your effort towards me,and your interest to assist me.You are a nice and kind pearson my darling,I love you so much.I am in love with you and darling i have make up my mind to be with you as my life partner.I want to meet you very soon.You are my darling sweetheart.Please I need your help to get this money out from the bank.Then we will use a part of the money to help people who are in need,and you help me to invest the remaining in business when i will be finishing my education.
As I told you in my previous mail, i am presently living in the refugee camp here in Dakar Senegal as a result of the death of my parents.Things are very difficult here and all my hopes is on you and for you to assist me transfer $7.5 million us dollars deposited by my late father at BANK OF AFRICA SENEGAL to your account so that you can send some money for me to prepared my travelling documents to meet with you for love and marriage. I have informed the bank about my plans to get this money and the only thing they told me is to look for a foreign partner who will stand on my behalf due to my refugee status.
I send and receive e-mails in the office of Rev Father James office He is the pastor here in the refugee camp in Dakar Senegal. He has been so kind to me since i became close to him during one of his visitations to the clinic in the camp when i was sick.you know why i trust you before i made this contact with you i ask God to provide to me a man that will lead me to the right Chanel some one that will not betray me but can you believed that since ever i meet you my mind tell me that you have been giving to me by God.I have mapped out 15% of the total sum for your assistance.
Moreover,my lovely darling i will need your assistance to manage the money on my behalf since am too young to handle such money.
Darling in this regards i will like you to contact the bank immediately with this information,telling them that you are my foreign partner and that you want to know the possibilities of assisting me transfer my $7.5 million us dollars deposited by my late father Dr. john apollo of which i am the next of kin.
is as follows:
Bank Of Africa Senegal Place
1 Glategny Esplanade
EDINBURGH EH2 2YE
Email Address firstname.lastname@example.org Email Address email@example.com Current BANK OF AFRICA SENEGAL HQ in 42ST SAND ROAD DAKAR BANK OF AFRICE SENEGAL HQ, The name of the transfer officer is: Mr. Smith Andrew Foreign operations & International Remittance Dept.
Telephone number +221773769663
Information about my late father & the deposit code are as follows:
Name of depositor: Dr.John Apollo
Fund Ref Nos: WTG584W9557F
Account Numbers: WT/1005 8703459
Beneficiary : Miss Nafisatu John Apollo
Amount Deposited: US$7.5 Million
Type of Account : As family valid t. files Year of Deposit :2002-2003 Purpose of Deposit : Safe keeping Country of Deposit : Senegal When you contact the bank tell them that you are my foreign partner and that you want to assist me transfer my money to your account due to my refugee status here in Dakar.
Yours turly love Nafisatu,
What can you do to avoid being scammed on dating websites
Scammers are present everywhere on the dating websites. Even if you use established dating websites, like Match.com, eHarmony, etc., and even the women say they live in your own country, you may be scammed.
Before you invest your emotions into a long distance relationship, compare what they say against common sense. Someone who claims to be in love without, sight unseen, never having met you in person, is mostly a scammer or simply unbalanced.
Apply the same common sense rules of safe dating online as you would in person.