They usually create profiles that are fake so they can lure their victims in.
They often use fictional names or they sometimes obtain information from other people, including professionals, aid workers, or the military personnel.
Some people think that it is a clear sign of desperation.
Some think that websites online are scams or people that will get only up to no good.
Never re-ship anything for strangers, especially to Africa.
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Nigerian scam comes in many forms: 419 scam, when they offer to transfer millions of dollars into your bank account, or lottery scam, when they tell you that you've won something in some bogus lottery.