Firstly, a ‘friend’ I made out there became a little too friendly, and after declaring his love continuously for my friend whilst in the country (and did not get the response he was looking for) he proceeded to do the same with me.
He then began asking me for money, time and time again. Secondly, on return from my trip I considered undertaking some charity work in the country, to build a school was one idea, but since speaking to people undertaking similar projects and researching on the internet I have heard many, many horror stories, and therefore have decided that I am not in a position at the moment to do such work.
They have an answer for every resistance and are experts in making their requests seem like the most normal thing to do.
And their targeted victims are in a vulnerable phase of their lives and are more receptive of the attention and compliments than they are on guard against potential frauds.
And in order to cash in, they play a very sophisticated game of seduction, deception and manipulation.
And just when this is about to happen, the scammer unexpectedly runs into trouble (usually a medical emergency with their family), and they desperately need money to make sure everything will be okay and they can finally meet each other.
Or they claim to almost be out of money, but they happen to have gold or diamonds which they can’t convert in their current country, or they can’t take it with them on the airplane.
I am simply sharing information that I was very shocked to read.
If you have any similar or contradictory experiences I would love to hear then-please comment below!
Most of them claim they’re Europeans or Americans who currently work or study abroad, but will return to Europe within the next couple of months.