Scammers target the vulnerable—widows and widowers, the elderly, the lonely and isolated.
It wasn't long before she fell for him but then her worst fear came true.
This is a two-part series, detailing the experience of a woman in KL who was the victim of an online romance scam.
He put himself through college, and after working as a Nigerian soap opera actor and door-to-door men’s clothing salesman, he clawed his way into journalism.
Before that, he used to hang out with nomadic cow-herding kids, children who sell bottled water by the roadside, and budding scam artists.
An advance-fee scam is a form of fraud and one of the most common types of confidence trick.
The scam typically involves promising the victim a significant share of a large sum of money, in return for a small up-front payment, which the fraudster requires in order to obtain the large sum.
We’ve all gotten those emails that come from attractive strangers asking for help in a complicated situation or offering the greatest night of your life.
While these used to be overt — written in Comic Sans with loads of spelling errors and exclamation points — dating apps have made them harder to identify.
Apps like Tinder also have problems where a fake person may message you often and quickly.