WHAT IS A NIGERIAN SCAM?
As the name implies, the Nigerian scam is the type of scam that is prevalent in Nigeria. This type of scam has become so popular that even the Nigerian government recognizes it and, as such, declares it illegal in a section of the Nigerian Criminal Code Section.
Nigerian scams come in different forms: fake charities, fake auctions, investments, dating, etc. For instance, Nigerian date scammers connect through dating sites to extort people of their resources via emotional manipulations.
A Nigerian romance scammer always has a fake profile and constantly devises strategies of siphoning money from victims since that was the intention for dating them. Many people who go online to look for love are always prey for these scammers.
This is also applicable in the areas of investment, where an investor is promised a huge ROI (Return on investment). Fake online sellers who pretend to be selling specific products lure people into making payments for goods but disappear without delivering goods or refunding their money.