Paid dating sites were recently sued for massive fraud
Most of the job offers are from petroleum and oil gas companies that insist you to pay an advance fee for some legitimate reason.
Example: Scammers from Ghana are very proficient in online classifieds scam.
Ghana scammers adopt a wise and different technique in order to obtain the victims bank details.
They claim to be lawyers overseas, and send you emails stating that a person sharing your family name has died and has left behind lump sum money which will be going to the government if no nominees or relatives are found.
This has become another common medium to persuade users to click on a link and influence them to enter information about themselves.
Online classifieds are alert messages sent through various mediums about a product, service or an offer with a URL.
Although, most African singles looking for a date online are legitimate, it cannot be denied that numerous online dating scams originate in African nations such as Nigeria, Ghana or Ivory Coast suitable to the low per capital income, high rates of unemployment, high rates of corruption and hopeless policing in these areas.
Scammers use this information to steal bank details, passwords and identity.
These scammers emphasize the need for urgency, leaving no time for verification.