To Anne (United States)Hi, I am being scammed from a guy claiming he isfrom Dallas. Did you get any pictures of this supposed man if so could you send them to [email protected] also was posted on Badoo.I am trying to match pictures of any one of 4 he sent me.

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And I suppose Europeans, Asians and other Africans fall victim to these schemes, too. You can expect the Nigerian experts to revert to the classics when they isolate a new group of perceived suckers.

The variety of these scams has increased over the years. The Facebook addicts must be seen as sitting ducks for this action.

Fraudsters may also use the conversations you have to find out enough personal information about you to commit identity fraud.

They’ll ask innocent-looking questions about you that make it look like they just want to get to know you, such as your date of birth, home address or family background.

When you think you’ve met the perfect partner through an online dating website or app, but the other person is using a fake profile to form a relationship with you.

They’re using the site to gain your trust and ask you for money or enough personal information to steal your identity.

In the past, it was a simple formula: some person dies and his wife needs to move millions of dollars of his ill-gotten riches out of the country. I would advise Facebook users to find a way to verify your friends, if that is even possible. The victim seemed more humiliated by the fact that he was spilling his guts to a dear relative who in reality was some felonious Nigerian creep. Countless people have told me that they've friended me on Facebook and they are always shocked when I tell them I do not use it.

There is little you can do to prevent this bullcrap from happening on Facebook.

These scams are often known as 'Nigerian 419' scams because the first wave of them came from Nigeria.

The '419' part of the name comes from the section of Nigeria’s Criminal Code which outlaws the practice. Scammers may ask for your bank account details to 'help them transfer the money' and use this information to later steal your funds.

Disclaimer regarding pictures posted on the board: please understand that you are NOT looking at the pictures of people who are actually scamming you.