Remember the golden rule - NEVER SEND MONEY TO ANYONE YOU MEET ONLINE.
While most African singles looking for a date online are genuine, it cannot be denied that many online dating scams originate in African nations such as Nigeria, Ghana or Ivory Coast due to the low per capita income, high rates of unemployment, high rates of corruption and ineffective policing in these areas.
Emails from nigeria or indonesia claims to need money to free up her late fathers gem investments (family run gem trading business).
The problem seems to be the indonesian gov't has a (tax) lien on the gems (worth 2.35 million). she is asking for money to complete that and then come to me and be my (wife).
A confiscation hearing at Cardiff Crown Court has now ruled he will serve a further two-and-a half years if he does not pay the money back.
Soon enough there is some sort of "emergency" with either the child suffering from a brain hemorrhage or "William" suffering a life threatening accident.
He claimed he was stationed at Camp Joyce, a remote base in eastern Afghanistan.
He began “intense online relationships” with the women, before asking for money.
The duped women believed Captain Morgan Travis was an Afghan war hero looking for love on website
But Captain Travis did not exist and had been invented by fraudster Tosin Femi Olasemo, 38, who was jailed in 2015 for four-and-a-half years after admitting fraud.