Dating scammers in nigeria
These fees may even start out as quite small amounts.
If paid, the scammer may make up new fees that require payment before you can receive your reward.
Before forwarding the complaints to the appropriate agencies, IC3 collates and analyzes the data—looking for common threads that could link complaints together and help identify the culprits. Here are some tips on how to avoid becoming a victim of an online dating scam.
The scammer will tell you an elaborate fake story about large amounts of money 'trapped' in central banks during civil wars or coups, often in countries currently in the news.
You will never be sent the money that was promised.
If you think you have provided your account details, passport, tax file number, licence, Medicare or other personal identification details to a scammer, contact your bank, financial institution, or other relevant agencies immediately.
We encourage you to report scams to the ACCC via the report a scam page.
We also provide guidance on protecting yourself from scams and where to get help.
Spread the word to your friends and family to protect them.