For weeks, even months, you may chat back and forth with one another, forming a connection. But ultimately, it’s going to happen—your new-found “friend” is going to ask you for money.
We strongly recommend, however, that if you think you’ve been victimized by a dating scam or any other online scam, file a complaint with our Internet Crime Complaint Center (
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.
An online love interest who asks for money is almost certainly a scam artist.
Don’t send money to tide someone over after a mugging or robbery, and don’t do anyone a favor by making an online purchase or forwarding a package to another country.
Most Edo men believe in their names living long after them. You can imagine a family like the popular bello-osagie where most of them are doing well.
Today,even those who do not belong to that family,but answer Osagie,have some kinda reputation cos most people tend to think they're from that family.
I know of a struggling couple of barely 4 years in marriage and the wife is heavily pregnant with their third child! Is it because you hate condoms or it's like a thing of pride to have many kids? I can't remember the last time I saw a Benin husband and wife who are below 45 years. NB; For people who find it difficult understanding posts at first glance, I AM NOT IN ANY WAY WHATSOEVER MAKING FUN OF OR TRYING TO ATTACK BENIN PEOPLE.
My sister who is married to a Bini man is also heavily pregnant with her fourth child, but praise God her hubby can even afford to send 10 kids abroad to study she also has a solid career. I even feel it is a good thing that you hardly inter-marry because it shows how non-tribalistic you guys are which is a good thing I feel the rest of us Nigerians should emulate.
The pictures you were sent were most likely phony lifted from other websites.
The profiles were fake as well, carefully crafted to match your interests.
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