Dating site money scam
Why would that imprisoned prince search you out and contact you?
If somebody has a great “business opportunity,” why don’t they just do it themselves instead of wasting time and money scouring the internet for more investors?
Talk about the situation with a friend or relative, and look for similar stories online – you might be surprised at what you find.
Check message boards in your community if it seems like a local thing, but keep in mind that many internet money scams are tried-and-true hustles, sometimes conducted from far away (so you’re likely to find good information with a general internet search).
How can you stay safe, when thieves are increasingly sophisticated and convincing?
Look for the lock (or “https” in the address bar) when doing anything sensitive online.
There’s no legitimate reason for you to handle payments for somebody else.
If you’re asked to deposit money into your account and forward it to somebody else, you’re likely involved in a scam.
One of the most recent spots in the world right now for scams is Africa and specifically Ghana.
The online web is full of "offers" from African cities and other countries; just make sure your e-mail Inbox is clean and secure.
Scammers take advantage of people looking for romantic partners, often via dating websites, apps or social media by pretending to be prospective companions.