I guess it’s mostly the dumbest segment of western women, rather than men, who fall for Nigerian dating scams, and they are most likely to be fat and ugly.
They have totally branched out from that stupid 419 scam that everyone is so familiar with.
They often pretend to be divorced with kids and a huge house. They claim to be Western men who are overseas in Africa on some sort of job.
Of course the inevitable horrible problems befell this poor fellow (wink), or he falls madly in love with you, and yes he does need that plane ticket to fly back to the US so you can live happily ever after with your Dream Man.
There were a few decent West Africans who worked with us and gave us a lot of brilliant info to fight the scammers. Of course they inevitably get stranded over there with no way home, fall very ill and have to go into the hospital (wink) or fall wildly in love with you to where you need to buy her a plane ticket to fly to the US so you can marry this hot model babe. Yes, quite a few were not particularly desirable men who might have a hard time getting a woman, but we also had a number of high quality, often very handsome men who were getting scammed.
After all, good looking, high quality men can fall for a hot model babe quite easily also. Some were even threatening to get some weapons, go to Nigeria and kill scammers.
And she might just need that plane ticket to come see you too seeing how she is madly in love with you (wink).
Furthermore, scammers and criminals have almost completely taken over many dating sites to the point where there are hardly any real women on there anymore.Weeding out scammers is a cost, and they don’t feel like spending money to protect you against crooks using their site to victimize you.Also they really don’t care if 80% of the site is scammers, and they often will not even delete the scammers if you report them because these sites are in competition to see how many members they have.Yes, many of the women who fall for it are older, and they are often heavy and not very good-looking.
However, quite a few older women who look great also fell for it. Some quit working and went into depressions, and many women were in therapy or on antidepressants.
They even sent spies into our group that was fighting them.