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So say you have been duped by a Nigerian scammer and you contact the Nigerian police for help.

Instead of asking you to send them money for their ticket, they will instead send you scanned copies of a ticket to convince you they are genuine and are really coming to visit you.

They do not ask for money to buy the ticket or even for visa expenses… However, there is usually a last minute glitch and they will request you to send them a large amount of money without which the trip will be impossible.

This breed of scams has been around for a very long time and is known as the advance fee fraud.

Again, most often these scammers will pretend to be a Western man but in reality they will be scammers based in Africa.

At the end of the day they all have the same basic plot – there is an emergency and won’t you please send them some money?

Rest assured, once you do send the money that is the last you will hear of them and your money.

Variations of these include them needing surgery they can’t afford, treatment for their son’s brain tumor or you may even get a call from someone pretending to be a doctor telling you your partner has been in a serious accident and you need to send money so they can start treatment.