I am an Australian business woman and I met an English man by the name of Tim Hegan (email@example.com) through an Australian Dating Site. He works on contracts doing networking for big companies and he lived in Manchester - which he said was a suburb of London. I should have realised then that something wasn't right. He was relocating back to Brisbane to live and was due to arrive when he detoured via Nigeria for a job interview with the Government - worth $10 million. The day after the interview he got "mugged" going to the airport to get his plane ticket here. They stole his wallet and passport and credit cards etc. He couldn't come to Brisbane as he couldn't "pay" for his airline ticket. He asked me if I could pay - he sent me a bank statement of his showing millions of dollars in credit. He promised he would pay me back the minute he got to Brisbane and could access his Bank. Oh - he flew business class of course. So $10,000 AUD silly me sent through a Western Union transfer- I checked the flight details and the costs and they were all legitamite. He sent me the ticket - when I rang the airline it was booked but never paid for......... I woke up to the scam when he asked me to send half the money to him and the other half to his travel agent, Anniebet Ken (who showed up as a romance scammer when I googled him) and contacted Interpol, Federal Police etc to be told there is nothing they can do - $10 million a year goes out of Queensland alone to these scammers. One officer told me I was lucky as most women are scammed for around $25,000. I didn't let him know I knew, so I led him along for a week when he asked me for money to pay his accommodation. I flatly refused and he got very cross with me. After another 3 days he asked for money for his departure tax - the same amount of money as the air ticket. I drilled him over and over about the need for it - then told him I would wire it to him in the morning when the Post Office opened. I emailed him a dodgy CTM Number as there was no money to be collected. Funny I haven't heard from his since.
Please DO NOT SEND MONEY to ANYONE IN LAGOS NIGERIA. IT IS A SCAMM.