They then spend months chatting up and luring their naive targets with online intimacy.
They often pretend to be foreign specialists [from the US, UK or Canada, but can be any European country]temporarily working in Nigeria or other African country.
They also use many aliases, emails, photos, gender, age and sexual orientation in order to cast their net to catch as many victims as possible.
Often the scammers use attractive female photo profiles because lots of men will respond to an attractive woman's personal ad based on the photo alone.
Tony Stewart, Morgan Turpen, Sammy Swindell and Howard sweep the evenings sprint car portion of the event by winning the USCS Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, the Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Second Heat Race and then closing the deal by collecting the win in the 30-lap main event.
USCS Mini Sprint portion of the USCS Shoals Shootout presented by Fire Ade at North Alabama Speedway on Saturday night.
The scammers start by stealing a photo from an internet site.
USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K#N Filters results from Hattiesburg Speedway on Friday, March 2, 2018.
The Nigerian dating scams target the lonely and vulnerable.
However sooner or later, the vulnerable hearts receive requests that will ultimately lead to financial losses and heartbreak.
The scammers choose chat rooms and dating sites because the person in love offers the chance of the biggest payoffs.