“Working with dozens of possible outcomes, they carefully lay out every possible response, including dealing with broke guys who fell in love online,” said Alex Holden, the security expert who intercepted the romance scam package.
You should check me out and let me know what you think. I am sorry to tell you that if he is in Nigeria he lives in Nigeria. They stay on the Rigs so they are not in a hotel room. If you keep it up you will be totally broke because just sending him 150 dollars of ITunes cards tells him you have money. After he left the oil rig he went to Nigeria where I believe he is still there. He had pictures of this guy who was handsome in his work clothes on a rig.The scammer often pretends to be a young woman in an isolated or desolate region of Russia who is desperate for a new life, and the email from the girl’s supposed mother is intended to add legitimacy to the scheme.Then there are dozens of pre-fabricated excuses for not talking on the phone, an activity reserved for the final stretch of the scam when the fraudster typically pretends to be stranded at the airport or somewhere else en route to the target’s home town.Many of the sample emails read a bit like Mad Libs or choose-your-own-adventure texts, featuring decision templates that include advice for ultimately tricking the mark into wiring money to the scammer.The romance scam package is designed for fraudsters who prey on lonely men via dating Web sites and small spam campaigns.