I encountered one of these scammers a year ago on a dating site. Just as you all said he was stuck abroad, his son had cancer and he owed taxes to Istanbul, Turkish government for job done there. Could not get in touch with the bank or the land authorities to confirm anything. Love the profile and pics. She sent me a picture of a check from a restaurant in Tennessee, where she is not from, and asked me to put it in my account, cash it, then wire it to her. Scammers are good at what they do, and they rarely "seem like" scammers. Has a son he leaves with nanny but won't say nanny's name.
I came out and waited, but there was no one to be seen.
Dating & romance
I'm walking away with a success though. He has a foreign accent, speaks broken English, and says his family is of German descent. She's a student, works at salon and runs jewelry business as well. And closed down all my social media accounts as they had some personal data about me. Oludayo told The Times of Israel that romance scams are the most common entry point for Nigerian cyber criminals, many of whom are university students or recent graduates. English is not her first language. I'm glad to hear that you thought of that right away!