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One of the key elements to African ScamsScams A Scam is a confidence trick - a crime -  is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their trust through deception. Scams or confidence tricks exploit victims using their credulity, naïveté, compassion, vanity, irresponsibility, or greed and exploiting that. Researchers have defined confidence tricks as "a distinctive species of fraudulent conduct ... intending to further voluntary exchanges that are not mutually beneficial", as they "benefit con operators ('con men' - criminals) at the expense of their victims (the 'marks')". A scam is a crime even if no money was lost. is the “I need money to return home”

The U.S., and almost all Western Countries will provide a plane ticket to “repatriate” one of their citizens in trouble in a foreign country.

This is handled through the Embassy or Consulate.

ANYONE that asks for money to get “home” online is a SCAMMERScammer A Scammer or Fraudster is someone that engages in deception to obtain money or achieve another objective. They are criminals that attempt to deceive a victim into sending more or performing some other activity that benefits the scammer.. 100% of them 100% of the time!

Don’t be fooled!