He was the answer to her prayers. Before she knew it, her savings were gone. And the man of her dreams? He might not even exist.
Senegal dating scams | Cvećara Cveta Beograd
Thousands of American citizens travel to Senegal each year and most experience an enriching and incident-free trip. However, some crimes and inconveniences do befall some American citizens visiting Senegal. Minor street crime is very common in Senegal, particularly in cities. Most reported incidents involve pickpockets, purse-snatchers, and street scam artists, who are especially active in large crowds and around tourists. Incidents of thieves on motorcycles grabbing purses from pedestrians have also been reported.
A romance scam is a confidence trick involving feigning romantic intentions towards a victim, gaining their affection, and then using that goodwill to get the victim to send money to the scammer under false pretenses or to commit fraud against the victim. Fraudulent acts may involve access to the victim's money, bank accounts, credit cards, passports, e-mail accounts, or national identification numbers ; or forcing the victims to commit financial fraud on their behalf. These scams are often perpetrated by organized criminal gangs, who work together to take money from multiple victims at a time.
Romance scams are a type of online fraud, in which criminals pose as desirable partners on dating sites or email, win the hearts of their victims and end up fleecing them of their money. So how is it possible people still fall for them? I am 26 years old, I live alone in Senegal.