Once they profess their love and you return it, they know they have you hooked and the money scam falls into place.At this point they may either talk about needing money for plane tickets to come and see you (of course they will pay you back, they have the money, and often will offer proof that they do have it) and one of the many excuses is because they can't cash their check in Nigeria;the check is late; or it is coming any minute.
We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things and hope to be able to endure all things.
The Nigerian Scammers are everywhere, they are in chat rooms, on My Space, almost every dating website online, Facebook, tagged.com, you name it.
The way these con artists operate is under the guise of wanting a mature long term relationship, that they are just "looking for love".
They start off with some sob story about either being a widower, or their wife left them for another man. They say all the right things, but you should be realistic and see that they are saying them ALL TOO SOON., the longest is usually 4-5 weeks and then they start asking for money.
They claim to be businessmen traveling to Nigeria for work related issues, or simply say they work in Nigeria.
(Some are getting smarter now and not even telling you it is Nigeria).
They seem well educated, funny, caring, and pay you so much attention!
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.
There is an office filled with people, who come to work to scam you out of your money.
They operate with scripts, fake documents to use as "proof" and use each other to answer the phone or call you when need be.