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SCARS™ Scam Basics: 419 Romance Scams
Romance Scam Variation: Inheritance
Another variation of the romance scam is when the scammer insists they need to marry in order to inherit millions of dollars of gold left by a father, uncle, or grandfather.
A young woman will contact a victim and tell them of their plight: not being able to remove the gold from their country as they are unable to pay the duty or marriage taxes. The woman will be unable to inherit the fortune until she gets married, the marriage is a prerequisite of the father, uncle or grandfather’s will.
The scammer convinces their victim they are sincere until they are able to build up enough of a rapport to ask for thousands of dollars to help bring the gold into the victim’s country. The scammer will offer to fly to the victim’s country to prove they are a real person so the victim will send money for the flight.
But The Scammer Never Arrives!
The victim will contact the scammer to ask what happened, and the scammer will provide an excuse such as not being able to get an exit visa, or an illness, theirs or a family member. Scammers are very adept at knowing how to “play” (manipulate) their victims – sending love poems, sex games in emails, building up a “loving relationship” with many promises of “one day we will be married”.
In the case of this scam against a MAN – when an African is impersonated, it will often be photos of unknown African actresses that will be used to lure the victim into believing they are talking to that person. Photos of porn stars are also very popular.
The variation that targets WOMEN typically uses stolen photos of a businessman or soldier.
Victims may be invited to travel to the scammer’s country; in some cases the victims arrive with asked-for gifts or money for family members or bribes for corrupt officials, only to be beaten and robbed or murdered.
Never Travel To Another Country To Meet Someone You Have Only Met Online!
Unfortunately, in today’s world, the risks are extreme. They include robbery, kidnapping, or unlawful detention (the scammers take your passport and money), human trafficking, abuse, or death. If you are foolish enough to do this be sure you contact your local Consulate in advance and then immediately on landing and provide them all of the information about your visit, just in case. Be sure friends and family know also and agree to safety check signals that are different for every day (safe words).
A SCARS Division
Miami Florida U.S.A.
TAGS: Romance Scams, Inheretance Scam, Money Scam, Scams Against men, Scams Against Women, Porn Stars, Fake Soldires, Travel To Visit A Stranger, Another Country, Stolen Photos,
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FAQ: How Do You Properly Report Scammers?
It is essential that law enforcement knows about scams & scammers, even though there is nothing (in most cases) that they can do.
Always report scams involving money lost or where you received money to:
- Local Police – ask them to take an “informational” police report – say you need it for your insurance
- Your National Police or FBI (www.IC3.gov »)
- The SCARS|CDN™ Cybercriminal Data Network – Worldwide Reporting Network HERE » or on www.Anyscam.com »
This helps your government understand the problem, and allows law enforcement to add scammers on watch lists worldwide.
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