Instead of sending spam letters that promise millions for your assistance, these scammers are targeting single men and women who are searching for love online.
If you are over 40, recently divorced, a widow, elderly or disabled then all the better in his eyes.
Scammers use any weakness they find to their advantage.
It's the newest evolution of the Nigerian advance fee (419) scam.
Any messages involving Africa, Ghana, Nigeria, Singapore, wiring money, online escrow services, or cashiers checks are definitely scams and should be ignored.
Do not be fooled by requests for money from people you just met no matter how convincing their story is or how beautiful or handsome their photos appear.
The photos are almost certainly not really them at all but merely photos of models copied from the Internet.(They send you a phony, forged or stolen check to cash and send the money to them.
After your money is gone your bank will inform you that the check was bad and will take the money out of your account.
In fact, they're someone you could see yourself spending the rest of your life with.
A decent person with a good job or business in search of a good, honest partner to settle down with.