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The photos are usually stolen from modeling sites with reports that 90% of them are being taken from Focus Hawaii.If you think you are being scammed, go to this site and browse all the photos to see if the person you are communicating has a photo on this site. However they also use photos taken from profiles of other people on dating sites, so remember that the photos that scammers use are not photos of themselves - they are photos of innocent victims.The most common comment of victims who think they have found the love of their life is "I can't believe I was so stupid!" From internet cafes all over west African countries like Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Senegal etc scammers are zeroing in on their prey - singles looking for love online. The Nigerians call them 'maghas' which is slang for gullible white people.In truth though, all they are looking for your MONEY.The Nigerian relationship scammers are a big business, which is very lucrative, and is run just like a business.
They claim to be businessmen traveling to Nigeria for work related issues, or simply say they work in Nigeria.A slight twist is is when the scammer pretends to live in the same country as the victim, and once a relationship has developed, then advise they are required to go to a west African country on an assignment.Some of the sophisticated scammers send cheap presents such as flowers or candy [from stolen credit cards] to capture the hearts of lonely women. They either advise that their employer pays them with Money Orders and they can't cash them in Nigeria or are having trouble cashing them.They also tend to target middle-aged people looking for stable relationships.The rationale is that this type of person is likely to be more desperate, gullible and financially stable.