Common dating site scams
It's not just guns and drugs that are up for sale on deep web sites.Vendors also list guides on how to commit other illegal activities.They will send you the Money Orders or checks and ask you to deposit them into your bank account and then wire the money to them via Western Union.Usually they say to keep some money for your trouble.It's pretty easy to tell: They send the same message over and over, often with the same link.
This type of scammer hunts only the most vulnerable and inexperienced online daters.
Recently there are also Nigerian scams originating from Malaysia, China, India, Turkey, Spain, Cyprus, Egypt, as that's where Nigerians are located since they can easily get to these countries without visas or on the student visas.
Men are usually widowed engineers, building contractors, military, vet doctors, surgeons or antique dealers.
The scammer produces a ton of impeccably looking fake documents, like irrevocable purchase orders, letters of payment, bank statements, etc, to convince the victim that the investment is real, and that together they would be able to make some handsome profit from the deal.
After receiving the loan or the pre-payment, the scammer disappears.