Dating scams and promises from ghana
Like a Nigerian scammer, posing only slightly convincingly as one of your real-life friends, trying to get you to send them a 0 wire transfer.
We've asked Facebook about how common these types of scams are -- one made the rounds last November -- and what they do about them. Calvin: i need your help urgently Evan: yes sir Calvin: am stuck here in london Evan: stuck?
Calvin: i know there many nigerian that is in america i want to come to america to complte my education Evan: maybe i will visit someday i hope you don't steal any more money good luck finding a job Calvin: sure.... Calvin: tunde Evan: i must go tunde be well my friend Calvin: cant we be friend can you add me on your facebook friends Evan: i am sorry, but due to the odd circumstances of our initial greeting, i must terminate this relationship. Calvin: am sorry for that evan Evan: as am i, tunde as am i Update: Facebook responds. This is a very low volume attack, affecting only a small number of users, but the potential impact to an individual user is high so we're taking it very seriously.
Our team has already detected various trends in the accounts of users who have been compromised.
You meet someone online who seems really interested in getting to know you.2. Someone starts chatting with you through an online dating service and you enjoy the long chats with them and eventually become interested.
They say all of the right things to build a believable story and gain your trust. Eventually their story will lead to them having a financial problem and you will feel compelled to help them.4. Over time you chat regularly and start to feel a really strong bond. Once they’ve taken all they can, your new love will disappear and your money will be gone.(Update: Facebook response below.) In the meantime, a friendly reminder to be skeptical on the Internet, even when you think you're talking to someone you've known for years. Calvin: yes i came here for a vacation Calvin: on my process coming back home i was robbed inside the hotel i loged in Evan: ok so what do you need Calvin: can you loan me 0 to get a return ticket back home and pay my hotel bills Evan: i think so.that really sucks Calvin: can you loam me now Evan: well maybe i don't know that's a lot of $ Calvin: how can you loan me?Evan: what do you want me to do Calvin: i want you to loan me 0 Calvin: i promise i pay you back Evan: how do you want me to loan it to you? Calvin: Shawnee Mission Northwest High '01 Evan: what?