Nigerian scam comes in many forms: 419 scam, when they offer to transfer millions of dollars into your bank account, or lottery scam, when they tell you that you've won something in some bogus lottery.
However, Nigerian dating scam (or romance scam), besides just asking for money for their studies, sick relatives, etc..
Needless to say, those Money Orders or checks are no good, and not even worth the paper they're printed on.
If you cash them or deposit them into your account, Money Orders or checks will come back after few weeks as fraudulent and you will be responsible for paying back the money to the bank and sometimes even charged for passing counterfeit instrument.
usually involves this scheme: the scammers upload fake attractive photos, in most cases of white people.
They pretend to be the foreign specialists working in Nigeria or Ghana (usually originally from US and UK, but it may also be Canada, Australia or any other European country).
There are also military scams (for God Sake, there are NO American Generals browsing dating sites and NO military man will EVER ask you for money.
Whilst you are doing this, you will be helping to keep the scammers away from real potential victims and screwing around with the minds of deserving thieves.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.If you are new to this game and need to know what scambaiting is all about, please click on the 419 FAQ link at the top of the page. Do not be fooled into thinking scammers operate from a specific part of the world.See also Baiting Tips for information on getting started on this great cyber-sport We encourage everyone to contribute to this site and the good cause of scambaiting by joining in the fun on the FORUM where you can meet new friends and seek expert help, tips and advice on anti-scamming. Advance fee fraud scammers are a world-wide menace, and they operate from every continent.