The scammer will say anything to get the victim to send money.And the money is always sent to a third party to be collected for the scammer.

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Upon finding victims, scammers lure them to more private means of communication, (such as providing an e-mail address) to allow for fraud to occur.

The fraud typically involves the scammer acting as if they've quickly fallen for the victim so that when they have the opportunity to ask for money, the victim at that time has become too emotionally involved, and will have deep feelings of guilt if they decline the request for money from the scammer.

Sometimes the third party is real and sometimes they are fictitious as well.

Funds sent by Western Union and Money Gram do not have to be claimed by anyone showing identification if the sender sends money using a secret pass phrase and response and can be picked up anywhere in the world.

Also because military public relations often posts information on soldiers without mentioning their families or personal lives.

Images are stolen from sites by organized internet crime gangs often operating out of Nigeria or Ghana.The young woman will contact a victim and tell them of their plight of not being able to remove the gold from their country due to being unable to pay the duty or marriage taxes.The woman will be unable to inherit the fortune until she gets married.Often photos of unknown African actresses will be used to lure the victim into believing they are talking to that person.Victims may be invited to travel to the scammer's country; in some cases the victims arrive with asked-for gift money for family members or bribes for corrupt officials, and then they are beaten and robbed or murdered.They then record their victims, play back the recorded images or videos to them and then extort money to prevent them from sending the recordings to friends, family, employers, often discovered via social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter etc.