Here is a video of the EFCC ( Economic and Financial Crimes Commission) busting an internet cafe where this kind of fraud is taking place. You can see checking all the computers and showing an email extractor program which is pulling emails off the internet and then sending their fake emails to all these people. In this story the author is focusing on how clever these scammers and crooks have to be.
Here are a few excerpts from the article which is titled “The Chilling Story of Genius in a Land of Chronic Unemployment“.
Between Ok Cupid, a site especially popular among Millennials, and newcomer Tinder, an app geared more toward flings, you're bound to find a match somewhere.
But where are other eligible bachelors and bachelorettes looking for romance? S.-based Internet users searched for on Yahoo within the past 30 days.
Professor Miller says it is not known how many people are looking for love or brief encounters.
There are a number of sites and apps available, depending on the type of relationship you are looking for (from casual to serious commitment) but he says some of the most popular sites for Australians looking for love include RSVP, e Harmony and Plenty Of Fish.e Harmony Professor Miller says e Harmony is focused on people forming a serious commitment — with the site using a system to match individuals based on their compatibility.
I get email everyday by people who have lost money and hope because of these scammers.By far, the most frequently asked question I’ve seen is: “Is online dating worth it?” That question actually means one of two things depending on the person asking: Some people ask their question in such a way that they concentrate on the cost but it really comes down to the same thing: if they knew they would meet someone great, they wouldn’t worry about the cost at all. My answer should be obvious considering I have a blog dedicated to online dating!” Arguments for Online Dating There seems to be some unspoken rule on Yahoo!Answers that you answer the question asked; you don’t respond to other people answering.