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Never re-ship anything for strangers, especially to Africa.There is a reason why online merchants usually don't ship there.Needless to say, those Money Orders or checks are no good, and not even worth the paper they're printed on.If you cash them or deposit them into your account, Money Orders or checks will come back after few weeks as fraudulent and you will be responsible for paying back the money to the bank and sometimes even charged for passing counterfeit instrument.There are also military scams (for God Sake, there are NO American Generals browsing dating sites and NO military man will EVER ask you for money.
They pretend to be the foreign specialists working in Nigeria or Ghana (usually originally from US and UK, but it may also be Canada, Australia or any other European country).
But now it is not just a 'Boris The Blade' here and a respectable Mr. "Scamming" has become a large crime industry, where street-smart but not very ethical entrepreneurs rent office space, buy computers and supplies, and hire students with English skills to write and send scam letters. In the Russian psyche there is even an attempt at some justice as a weak one beats a strong one, a poor one wins over a rich one.
Scamming also has a colorful and "patriotic" meaning; duping the rich. For all the damage done, the scammers take large risks as Russian authorities regularly bust whole scammer crime rings here and there, and then hand out generous jail time.
A romance scam is a confidence trick involving feigning romantic intentions towards a victim, gaining their affection, and then using that goodwill to commit fraud.
Fraudulent acts may involve access to the victim's money, bank accounts, credit cards, passports, e-mail accounts, or national identification numbers; or forcing the victims to commit financial fraud on their behalf.